Two prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with espionage after alleging that Turkey's secret services sent arms to Islamist rebels in Syria.
Can Dundar, the editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet daily, and Erdem Gul,
the paper's Ankara bureau chief, face life imprisonment if found guilty.
Their report and video footage attracted a political storm in Turkey and a lawsuit filed by the president.
Turkey faces severe criticism over its press freedom record.
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