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Turkish editor reportedly sentenced to over 5 years in prison

  • Dilek Dundar, journalist Can Dundar's wife, and his lawyer, 2nd left, overpower a gunman just after the attack  on Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. A man shouted ìtraitorî and fired two shots  prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside a courthouse where he is on trial accused of revealing state secrets for his reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syria. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, escaped the attack unhurt, but Yavuz Senkal, a journalist working for private NTV television was slightly injured in the leg. (Can Erok, Cumhuriyet via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Dilek Dundar, journalist Can Dundar's wife, and his lawyer, 2nd left, overpower a gunman just after the attack on Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. A man shouted ìtraitorî and fired two shots prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside a courthouse where he is on trial accused of revealing state secrets for his reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syria. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, escaped the attack unhurt, but Yavuz Senkal, a journalist working for private NTV television was slightly injured in the leg. (Can Erok, Cumhuriyet via AP) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Dilek Dundar, journalist Can Dundar's wife,  partially obscured by cameraman, and his lawyer, 2nd right, overpower a gunman just after the attack  on Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. A man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots  prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside a courthouse where he is on trial accused of revealing state secrets for his reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syria. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, escaped the attack unhurt, but Yavuz Senkal, a journalist working for private NTV television was slightly injured in the leg. (Can Erok, Cumhuriyet via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Dilek Dundar, journalist Can Dundar's wife, partially obscured by cameraman, and his lawyer, 2nd right, overpower a gunman just after the attack on Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. A man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside a courthouse where he is on trial accused of revealing state secrets for his reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syria. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, escaped the attack unhurt, but Yavuz Senkal, a journalist working for private NTV television was slightly injured in the leg. (Can Erok, Cumhuriyet via AP) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Dilek Dundar, journalist Can Dundar's wife, and his lawyer, 2nd left, overpower a gunman just after the attack  on Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. A man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots  prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside a courthouse where he is on trial accused of revealing state secrets for his reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syria. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, escaped the attack unhurt, but Yavuz Senkal, a journalist working for private NTV television was slightly injured in the leg. (Can Erok, Cumhuriyet via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Dilek Dundar, journalist Can Dundar's wife, and his lawyer, 2nd left, overpower a gunman just after the attack on Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. A man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots prominent Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside a courthouse where he is on trial accused of revealing state secrets for his reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syria. Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, escaped the attack unhurt, but Yavuz Senkal, a journalist working for private NTV television was slightly injured in the leg. (Can Erok, Cumhuriyet via AP) TURKEY OUT  (The Associated Press)

Turkish media reports say a court in Istanbul has sentenced a prominent journalist to more than five years in prison hours after he escaped an attack by a gunman.

The court on Friday found Can Dundar, editor in chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, guilty of revealing state secrets for publishing reports on alleged government arms smuggling to Syrian rebels.

The paper's Ankara representative, Erdem Gul, was also convicted.

Earlier Friday, a gunman shouting "traitor" fired two shots at Dundar outside the courthouse. Dundar was not harmed, but another journalist was slightly injured in the leg.

The journalists are expected to appeal the verdict.