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Turkish journalist sentenced to prison over report on Turkey sending weapons to Syria

Can Dundar was tried in absentia. The now Germany-based journalist reported on Turkish support for Syrian rebel groups in 2015, which angered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A Turkish journalist who wrote about Turkey sending weapons to Syria was sentenced in absentia to 27½ years in prison on Wednesday.

An Istanbul court found Can Dundar guilty of “obtaining secret documents for espionage” and “aiding a terrorist organization,” The Associated Press reported.

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