Turkish court orders release of Kurdish MP on hunger strike – World


DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – A Turkish court ordered the release on Friday of a Kurdish lawmaker jailed last year for criticising Ankara’s military operation in Syria and on hunger strike for nearly three months.

Though expected to walk free later on Friday, Leyla Guven still faces trial and up to 31 years’ jail over charges of terrorism leadership and propaganda for her opposition to Turkey’s incursion into northwest Syria’s Afrin region.

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