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        12/10/2013, Tevet 7, 5774

      Turkish Court Orders Release of Lawmaker After 4 Years

      An Istanbul court ruled on Monday that jailed journalist Mustafa Balbay will be released after more than four years in prison, reports the Turkish daily Hurriyet.

      The ruling came following a Constitutional Court ruling that his lengthy imprisonment amounted to a “violation of the law” and a “violation of his right to be elected.” Balbay is the deputy head of the and Republican People’s Party (CHP).