Jail threats, court cases hang over Turkey's opposition media

February 19, 2015 12:27 PM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - In a calendar on his desk at leftist daily Birgun, journalist Baris Ince has circled two dates when he will find out whether he is guilty of insulting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and be sent to prison.

Prosecutors have demanded five years' jail time for each of the three cases against him. Two stem from articles on a corruption inquiry that swirled around Erdogan's inner circle more than a year ago.

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