In new blow to media freedoms in Turkey, a court on Thursday ordered two prominent opposition journalists jailed pending trial over charges of willingly aiding an armed group and of espionage for revealing state secrets for their reports on alleged arms smuggling to Syria.

The court in Istanbul ruled that Cumhuriyet newspaper’s editor-in-chief Can Dundar, and the paper’s Ankara representative, Erdem Gul, be taken into custody.

In May, the Cumhuriyet paper published what it said were images of Turkish trucks carrying ammunition to Syrian militants. Read more…

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2 Turkish journalists jailed over Syria smuggling reports