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Turkish court sentences U.S. consulate employee to 5 yrs jail

27 Oct 2020 / 22:38 H.

    ISTANBUL, Oct 27 (Reuters) - An Istanbul court on Tuesday sentenced a local U.S. consulate employee to jail for aiding the network Ankara accuses of attempting a 2016 coup, in a verdict that could further strain the ties between Turkey and the United States.

    Nazmi Mete Canturk, a Turkish security officer at the Istanbul consulate, was sentenced to five years and two months. The court did not arrest Canturk, meaning he will be free pending appeal. (Reporting by Ali Kucukgocmen Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun)

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