Trials Commence in Turkey for Journalists Publishing Libya Information


On Wednesday, Turkish authorities began the trial of seven journalists accused of revealing state secrets.

The journalists published reports about the funeral of an intelligence officer who was killed in Libya in February, as well as disclosing information about Turkish military activities in Libya. According to ‘ABC News’, the seven journalists may face prison terms of up to nineteen years.

Libya has been marred in violence between competing forces, militias and extremists since the toppling and killing of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The conflict now pits the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) against the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, for control of the country.