TRT News Coordinator Ali Ahmet Böken was taken into custody on August 11, 2016. He was accused of “placing FETÖ members in Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) ” and “having TRT broadcast programs serving the purposes of FETÖ.”
The prosecutor requested a prison sentence of 7.5 to 15 years for “being a member of a terrorist organization.” He was sentenced to 9 years and 9 months in prison for alleged membership of an armed terrorist organization.
An appeal process is underway for the case.
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