Özgür Gündem hearing adjourned

The hearing of Özgür Gündem’s chief editors and columnists has been adjourned.

The hearing of executive editor, Hüseyin Aykol, editor-in-chief, Reyhan Çapan and columnists of Özgür Gündem newspaper which was closed by a governmental decree, was held on Thursday. The journalists are accused of the news reports published in March 2016.

At the hearing at the Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court, journalists were tried with allegations of "praising an offence and offender", "propaganda for a terrorist organization" and "public inciting to commit crime".

The court board adjourned the hearing to a later date.