Turkish Deputy Prime Minister taps court on the fingers

World January 12, 2018 12:06

ankara - The Turkish government has criticized a decision by the Constitutional Court to release two journalists. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Friday on Twitter that the judges went beyond their book

. The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that two detained journalists had to be released. Mehmet Altan and Sahin Alpay have been in custody for over a year. According to court documents, a majority of judges found that they violate 'freedom of expression and press freedom. '

Altan and Alpay, accused of, among other things, ties of terrorist organizations, remained behind bars. Courts refused according to state media to release the duo after the verdict. Bozdag later ruled that the Constitutional Court has exceeded a 'border' laid down in the Constitution. '

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