January 12, 2018 / 11:42 AM / 2 months ago

Turkish premier says local court will evaluate ruling on journalists

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s prime minister said on Friday the case of two journalists detained for more than a year over a failed 2016 coup would be decided by a local court, after the country’s Constitutional Court had ruled that they be released.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses his supporters in Kirsehir, Turkey, August 23, 2017. Mustafa Aktas/Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via REUTERS/Files

“Whether we like the Constitutional Court’s ruling or not, the authority that will make the right call is the first instance court,” Binali Yildirim told reporters.

Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Dominic Evans; Editing by David Dolan

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