A journalist of Ozgur Gundem gives an interview to a German TV channel at their newsroom before a protest against arrests of the 20 employees of the newspaper, in front of the Ozgur Gundem newspaper in central Istanbul June 21, 2016.
A journalist of Ozgur Gundem gives an interview to a German TV channel at their newsroom before a protest against arrests of the 20 employees of the newspaper, in front of the Ozgur Gundem newspaper in central Istanbul June 21, 2016.

A Turkish high court on Thursday has ordered the release of novelist Asli Erdogan, along with another writer and a journalist, who worked for the Ozgur Gundem daily newspaper.

In August, Erdogan ─ who is not related to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ─ was detained with 20 other employees of the newspaper after a court ordered it closed for allegedly engaging in propaganda for the PKK.

She was then sent to a jail in Istanbul on preliminary charges of "membership of terrorist organisation" and "undermining national unity."

Source: TRTWorld and agencies