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More than a dozen journalists appeared in court in Turkey on 25 December on terrorism charges after the failed military coup in 2016. At the same time President Erdogan released new decrees to boost his powers and sacked about 2,700 academics and military figures whom he blamed for the failed coup.

Yesterday 17 newspaper executives, writers and cartoonists from Cumhuriyet, one of the country’s last independent newspapers, went on trial in Istanbul. Each faces up to 43 years in prison accused of links to terrorist groups.

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