Law­maker im­pris­oned on ter­ror charge re­leased

Truro Daily News - - WORLD -

IS­TAN­BUL — Turkey’s pro-Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal party has an­nounced the re­lease from prison of one of its law­mak­ers pend­ing a trial on ter­ror charges.

Ay­han Bil­gen, a for­mer spokesman for the Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party, or HDP, was re­leased Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to the party’s cur­rent spokesman, Os­man Bay­demir. State-run Anadolu news agency says Bil­gen faces up to 23 years in prison for three sep­a­rate crimes after be­ing de­tained in Jan­uary for al­leged mem­ber­ship in a ter­ror or­ga­ni­za­tion.

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