Turkish court jails 25 journalists over Gulen links

Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen is pictured at his residence in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania Sept. 24, 2013. (Reuters)

An Istanbul court on Thursday sentenced 25 journalists to prison terms of up to seven-and-a-half years over links to the group blamed by Turkey for the 2016 failed coup, reports said.

Twenty-three of the journalists were convicted of membership of an armed terror group while two more on lesser charges.

Almost all of those jailed worked for media close to the group of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says organized the coup bid. He denies the charges.

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