The leaders of Turkey, Germany, France and Russia will meet in March to discuss escalating violence in Syria's last rebel enclave. Merkel and Macron had called on Erdogan and Putin to find a "political solution."
Asli Erdogan was arrested on August 2016 and accused of "terror propaganda" and of "undermining national unity." She has lived in a self-imposed exile in Europe since she was allowed to leave Turkey in 2017.
Turkish-backed militants have clashed with Syrian government forces in Idlib as they tried to push into the area. Responding Russian airstrikes killed at least two soldiers.
The accused were charged with trying to overthrow the government during 2013 protests in Istanbul's Gezi Park. Cheers erupted in the court as the judge acquitted nine of the defendants due to lack of "concrete evidence."
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