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ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish court on Thursday ruled to release a jailed opposition lawmaker after having sentenced him to more than five years for disclosing government secrets, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Enis Berberoglu, the first lawmaker from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) to be sentenced in a government purge following a 2016 failed coup attempt, was sentenced in February on charges he gave an opposition newspaper a video purporting to show Turkey’s intelligence agency trucking weapons into Syria.

On Thursday, Turkey’s court of appeals ruled Berberoglu’s sentence should be suspended, Anadolu said.

(Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Alison Williams)

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