Turkish court issues arrest warrant, red notice for journalist Can Dündar


An Istanbul court on April 2 issued an arrest warrant and a red notice for exiled former daily Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Can Dündar in a case involving the much-publicized National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks that allegedly carried weapons to Syria in 2014.

Cumhuriyet had released footage showing gendarmerie and police officers allegedly linked to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), accused of orchestrating the 2016 coup attempt, opening crates in the backs of trucks which contained what the daily described as weapons and ammunition sent to Syria by the MİT in January 2014 in the southern province of Adana.

Dündar has been living in Germany since June 2016 and faces detention warrants as part of two separate probes in Turkey.

He was arrested in November, 2015 on charges of espionage while also facing other charges, and was released in March, 2016 following a Constitutional Court ruling.


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