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Turkish Constitutional Court admits violations of journalists’ rights

NEWS DESK- The Turkish Constitutional Court admitted that it violated the rights of journalists detained in the country, while two courts refused to release them.

The Turkish authorities arrested journalists Shaheen Alpay and Mohammed Altlan in 2016 after they claimed they were linked to “terrorist groups” and try to overthrow the government, while the journalists rejected the charges.

According to Reuters, judicial records indicate that the Constitutional Court said earlier, “It decides by a majority that their right to freedom of expression and the free of the press and guaranteed by the Constitution has been violated,” and demanded their release.

But two courts rejected the decision of the Constitutional Court, which requested their release.