The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office has assigned a new prosecutor to the controversial case of daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül, two days before it first hearing to be held on March 25.
24 Mart 2016 Perşembe 08:59
The office on March 23 assigned prosecutor Evliya Çalışkan, who was working as a prosecutor at the Terror and Organized Crimes Bureau, to the 14th Court of Serious Crimes as a trial prosecutor in the case in which Dündar and Gül are charged with espionage and terrorism.
Meanwhile, prosecutor Lütfi Karabacak has also been assigned to the 14th Court of Serious Crimes as the trial prosecutor of the court's second committee.
Dündar and Gül, who were released pending trial on Feb. 26 upon a decision by Turkey's Constitutional Court, are charged with espionage, threatening state security, and supporting an armed terrorist organization due to stories published in Cumhuriyet about National Intelligence Agency (MİT) trucks allegedly transporting weapons to unknown groups in Syria.