Turkey appeals court overturns sociologist life sentence

June 11, 2014 12:56 PM

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Turkey appeals court overturns sociologist life sentence

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has overturned on Wednesday the life sentence handed to a Turkish sociologist for the deaths of seven people in an explosion in Istanbul 16 years ago.

Supreme Court of Appeals judge Ekrem Ertukul said the sentence handed to Pinar Selek by an Istanbul court was overturned because of the detection of a "legal error" in the original sentencing process.

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