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Imprisoned Turkish journalists released from jail

Turkish opposition journalists Erdem Gul (left) and Can Dundar talk to reporters after being freed from Silivri prison in Istanbul, on February 26, 2016Two Turkish journalists held in jail for the last three months on hugely controversial charges of revealing state secrets were released early Friday after Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled their rights had been violated. The Cumhuriyet newspaper’s editor-in-chief Can Dundar and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul emerged from the Silivri jail on the outskirts of Istanbul before dawn to be greeted by jubilant supporters and family, television pictures showed. “I think that this is a very historic ruling,” Cumhuriyet quoted Dundar as saying as he left the prison alongside Gul.

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