Turkey court orders release of top journalist in newspaper trial:


ISTANBUL, (APP/AFP) - An Istanbul court on Monday ordered the release of leading Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel in the controversial trial of staff from the Cumhuriyet opposition newspaper, but ruled that four other detained suspects must stay in jail.


The judge ruled that Gursel, one of Turkey 's most respected journalists, could go free after 11 months in jail though he remains on trial on charges of links to terror groups, an AFP correspondent said. The trial was adjourned until October 31.



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