A Turkish court ordered two journalists released from jail while a third, Sahin Alpay, had his house arrest order lifted, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Friday.
The move came after hearings this week in the case regarding the now-defunct Zaman newspaper.
The newspaper was linked to the movement of cleric Fethullah Gulen, based in the U.S., who the Turkish government blames for a 2016 failed coup.
The overall indictment against Zaman relates to more than 30 people and has been split into separate trials.
This week’s trial involved 11 suspects, including Ali Bulac and Mehmet Ozdemir, who were ordered released. Four remain jailed.
The next hearing is set for June 7.
Alpay, 74, a scholar and columnist, was jailed for 20 months before being released on house arrest in March.
In January, the Constitutional Court had said that his rights were violated.
Amnesty International has been critical of the proceedings and also said there were flaws in the indictment.
Much of the case, according to the defence, rests on the content of columns printed in Zaman.
Since the failed coup, after which a state of emergency was imposed, the government significantly stepped up measures against alleged Gulen followers.
Some 50,000 people have been jailed since 2016 while dozens of media outlets were shut.
Rights groups say there are dozens of journalists in Turkish jail, most arrested since the coup attempt, which left some 250 people dead.
Other judicial proceedings involving journalists are ongoing.
In another development, Russia has denied a visa for the upcoming World Cup to prominent German sports journalist Hajo Seppelt, who is known for his work on the international doping scandal.
Seppelt’s employer, German public broadcaster ARD, said on Friday in a statement it had learned that he was on a list of “undesirable persons” and could, therefore, not enter Russia.
Closer details on his rejection were not known, the broadcaster said.
“ARD sees this as a unique occurrence in the history of ARD sports journalism and as an unprecedented example of an attack on reporting on major events like the World Cup,” the broadcaster said.
Open access for media representatives at major sporting events such as the World Cup or Olympics is normally a given, as it a precondition for hosting the event, ARD stressed.
Seppelt made a name for himself by researching doping in sports since 2009, contributing to the exposure of the Russian doping scandal.
Russia was suspended by the International Olympic Committee in December for doping practices and the “systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping programme at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Russian athletes were forced to as neutrals at the latest Winter Games in Pyeongchang in South Korea.
The IOC lifted its suspension in February.
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