Verdict has been rendered in Cumhuriyet trial: 15 people have been sentenced in total to 81 years and 45 days in prison, three people have been acquitted.
Cumhuriyet Executive Board Chair Akın Atalay has been released on the eighth hearing held by İstanbul 27th Heavy Penal Court in Cumhuriyet case in which 20 people are standing trial. Twitter user Ahmet Kemal Aydoğdu’s detention continues.
Orhan Erinç was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months, Murat Sabuncu to 7 years and 6 months, Kadri Gürsel to 2 years and 6 months, Güray Öz to 3 years and 9 months, Musa Kart to 3 years and 9 months, Aydın Engin to 7 years and 6 months, Hikmet Çetinkaya to 6 years and 3 months, Ahmet Şık to 7 years and 6 months, Mustafa Kemal Güngör, Hakan Kara and Önder Çelik each to 3 years and 9 months, Ahmet Kemal Aydoğdu to 10 years, Emre İper to 3 years 1 month and 15 days imprisonment on the charge of “aiding a terrorist organization”. Bülent Utku was acquitted of “malpractice” and sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison on the charge of “aiding and propagandizing for a terrorist organization”.Files of Can Dündar and İlhan Tanır were separated
Turhan Günay, Bülent Yener and Günseli Özaltay were acquitted. All defendants who were pending trial without arrest were released on probation (25 April 2018).