Aladdin Kaya, under arrest since Aug. 19, faces life in prison as part of a post-coup prosecution into the Gülen movement, which the government accuses of organizing a coup attempt on July 15.
The movement denies involvement.
Kaya was the legal owner of Turkey’s biggest newspaper, Zaman until it was seized by the government as part of an investigation into the movement, on Mar. 4, 2016. The daily was completely shut down after the coup attempt.
Kaya is accused of having attempted to violate the Constitution, in an indictment accepted by Ankara 4th High Criminal Court.
Two military officers were given life sentences as part of separate investigations into the movement, last week.