Metin Topuz was sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison on charges of helping the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO), the group behind a 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.
The use of illegally obtained evidence, lead by a controversial judge and prosecutor, and targeting individuals rather than entities in a case over violating US sanctions on Iran, have raised the question, “Is it more than just a trial?”
Supreme Court of Appeals requests Interpol red notices for three ex-prosecutors who launched a so-called graft probe against top government officials in 2013 and are alleged to be linked to FETO.
Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) has allegedly funded several US media outlets as propaganda tools against the Turkish state through its journalist foundation.
US delegation arrives in Turkey for talks on repairing bilateral ties. "The US delegation does not have the authority to lift the visa suspension but they will communicate our views to Washington," Turkey's presidential spokesman says.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says US will stay aligned with Turkey in the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
The United States should dismiss its ambassador to Ankara if he took the decision to suspend visa services in Turkey, says Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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