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Turkey: 2 more detained over attack on opposition editor

  • 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)

  • A plainclothes police officer orders the overpowered gunman to lay down just after an attack on Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. The man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots at the prominent Turkish journalist 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

    A plainclothes police officer orders the overpowered gunman to lay down just after an attack on Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. The man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots at the prominent Turkish journalist 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)

  • A plainclothed police officer overpowers a gunman just after an attack on Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. The man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots at the prominent Turkish journalist 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

    A plainclothed police officer overpowers a gunman just after an attack on Turkish journalist Can Dundar outside city's main courthouse in Istanbul, Friday, May 6, 2016. The man shouted “traitor” and fired two shots at the prominent Turkish journalist 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)

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained two people linked to a gunman who attacked a leading journalist outside a courthouse hours before he was sentenced to more than five years in prison for his reports.

The gunman fired two shots Friday at Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, before he was subdued and arrested. Dundar escaped unharmed.

Anadolu Agency said the gunman's two friends were detained for questioning on Saturday.

Dundar was convicted of revealing state secrets for reports published in Cumhuriyet on alleged government arms smuggling to Syrian rebels. His colleague, the paper's Ankara representative Erdem Gul, was sentenced to five years.

The case has raised concern over press freedom in Turkey.

The journalists remain free until the end of the appeals process.