Journalist Union slam jail terms sought for columnists over Charlie Hebdo cover

Press unions and associations have strongly criticized Turkish prosecutors for seeking excessive prison sentences for two columnists, Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Çetinkaya, who write for the Cumhuriyet daily, for their articles that featured the front cover of the French Charlie Hebdo magazine depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office had launched a…