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Cengiz Erdinç

01-Aug-2019

4 July 2019:

Journalist Cengiz Erdinç given 10-month prison sentence 

Journalist Cengiz Erdinç was given a 10-month prison sentence and an additional judicial fine of TL 16,000 over an article he penned for the Yurtnewspaper. At the hearing on 4 July 2019, the Istanbul 2nd Criminal Court of First Instance found Erdinç guilty of “damaging the reputation” of Ziraat Bank in his article, titled “Finansal kara delikler” (Financial black holes). The court suspended the sentence on the grounds that Erdinç “has shown remorse.” Erdinç’s lawyer Baran Kaya said he will appeal the verdict.