Turkey's President Threatens Newspaper Editor: He Will 'pay a Heavy Price'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has threatened the editor of a Turkish newspaper that published photos online of ammo-packed trucks reportedly headed for rebels in Syria, saying the editor will "pay a heavy price."
Erdogan said of Cumhuriyet’s editor in chief, Can Dündar, according to the Hurriyet Daily News, "I suppose the person who wrote this as an exclusive report will pay a heavy price for this."
"I will not leave go of him," said Erdogan.
The paper published alleged photos and video last week that date to January 2014 when local authorities searched Syria-bound trucks, touching off a standoff with Turkish intelligence officials. Cumhuriyet said the images were proof that Turkey was sending arms to Syrian rebels — a claim the government rejects.



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