Turkish court sentences Wall Street Journal journalist

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The US-based newspaper Wall Street Journal has denounced a jail sentence handed to one of its reporters by a Turkish court.

A Turkish court sentenced Ayla Albayrak on Thursday to a prison term of two years and one month over a 2015 story about ongoing clashes between Turkish security forces and fighters from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeast of the country, according to a report by the newspaper.

Albayrak, who has dual Turkish and Finnish citizenship, is currently in the United States and will appeal against the conviction, the Wall Street Journal said.

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