Journalists Füsün Erdoğan, Bayram Namaz and Arif Çelebi, were today among a group released from a prison near Istanbul. The journalists were arrested on 10 September 2006 and accused of belonging to the Marxist Leninist Communist Party, which is considered by officials in Turkey a terrorist organization. In November 2013, Erdoğan was sentenced to life in prison. The South East Europe Media Organisation has today welcomed the release of this group of journalists.
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