Turkish court sentences journalists to years in prison for 'terrorism' charges

A Turkish court convicted 14 employees of Cumhuriyet, Turkey’s oldest independent newspaper, of terrorism-related crimes

(CNN) - A Turkish court has sentenced 14 employees of a newspaper that has been critical of President Tayyip Recep Erdogan's government to prison, convicting them on 'terrorism' charges.

The lengthy sentences have added to increasing fears over press freedom, particularly with national elections taking place in June.

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