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Jailed Turkish politician’s wife sentenced over medical report

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) -The wife of prominent jailed Turkish opposition figure Selahattin Demirtas has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in jail after being found to have provided inaccurate information over a date in a medical report, her lawyers said in a statement. Lawyers for Basak Demirtas, 44, said she was sentenced by a court over an incorrect date on a medical report issued by a doctor in southeastern province of Diyarbakir in 2015, which she passed to her employer while taking sick leave. Her husband Selahattin Demirtas, the former pro-Kurdish party leader and one of Turkey’s best-known polit…

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