Committee to Protect Journalists condemns conviction of Ayla Albayrak, sentenced in absentia to two years in prison over 2015 article

A Wall Street Journal reporter has been convicted of producing “terrorist propaganda” in Turkey and sentenced to more than two years in prison, in a ruling that has drawn sharp criticism from press freedom advocates.

Ayla Albayrak, who was charged over an August 2015 article in the newspaper, was convicted in absentia, and was in in New York at the time the decision was made.

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