Turkey seeks prison for TV presenter over tweet

Sedef Kabas was reportedly charged with ‘targeting public servants’

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A local news agency says Turkish prosecutors are seeking up to five years in prison for a former television presenter who was detained last month for posting a tweet suggesting a cover-up in a government corruption scandal.

Private Dogan news agency reported Friday that Sedef Kabas was charged with “targeting public servants tasked with fighting against terrorism.”

She was questioned after telling her Twitter followers not to forget the name of a prosecutor who dropped a corruption and bribery probe earlier this year that implicated people close to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The government, citing an alleged plot to remove it from office, moved to reassign hundreds of police, prosecutors and judges, including those involved in the case.

The events lead to opposition accusations of a cover-up.

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