The owner and editor-in-chief of the newspaper Millet received a 20-month prison sentence for criticizing the appointment of muftis in Western Thrace, Greece.
Millet owner Cengiz Omer and editor-in-chief Feyzullah Hasankahya were sentenced in Western Thrace for allegedly insulting the Greek state-appointed muftis in Komotini (Gumulcine) and Xanthi (Iskece).
The appointed muftis Mehmet Emin Sinikoglu and Cemali Meco filed a lawsuit against Omer and Hasankahya stating that the newspaper published an article insulting the muftis.
Omer and Hasankahya, who objected to the decision of the Komotini court at the high court were released.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Hasankahya said that in Western Thrace the rights of the Muslim Turkish minority were constantly violated by the Greek administration.