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Turkey - Court acquits online newspaper editor for second time

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A court in the Istanbul suburb of Kadiköy acquitted Baris Yarkadas, the editor of the online newspaper Gercek Gündem (Real Agenda), on 15 September of defaming Nur Birgen, the head of the Institute for Forensic Medicine's expertise section. Yarkadas had been facing a possible 30-month jail sentence. Birgen has a week to decide whether she wants to appeal. The same court acquited Yarkadas on 9 June 2010 of insulting President Abdullah Gül by failing to remove a message critical of Gül posted (...)

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