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Long Eid holiday leaves Altan brothers in legal limbo

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Veysel Ok and Ergin Cinmen, lawyers for prominent journalists Mehmet Altan and Ahmet Altan, who were detained four days ago, yesterday issued a joint statement saying that because of the long Eid holiday they could not find the prosecutor responsible for the case or a court in which to appeal their clients’ detention.

They called the charges against the brothers – sending “subliminal messages” about the July 15 failed military coup in their writings before the fact – “unserious.”

The Turkish government announced a nine-day public holiday to include the four-day Eid al-Adha starting from Sept. 10 to Sept. 18. (Turkey Purge)

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