ISTANBUL – a prominent Turkish investigative journalist Ahmet Sik is with heavy criticism on Ankara, shortly after his unexpected release from custody. Sik spoke of a ‘maffiasultanaat’. He did that Saturday in a video message that his newspaper Cumhuriyet spread. The journalist was more than four hundred days in custody.
The court in Istanbul has Friday the release welded from the Sik and also by Murat Sabuncu, editor-in-chief of the oppositiekrant Cumhuriyet. They were arrested after the failed coup in the summer of 2016. The government-Erdogan accused them of it ties to the in the US living spiritual Fethullah Gulen, according to the Turkish president, the mastermind behind the coup. The two allowed prison leave until a ruling is in their process.
In the video says Sik: ,,I guarantee that there is an end to this maffiasultanaat.” In total, eighteen employees of the newspaper at the time, were arrested.