Dismissed and arrested judge Mahmut Nedim Epik was sentenced 6 years 10 months 15 days in jail by Adana 12th Assize Court for being member of armed terrorist organisation on 1 March 2018.

He denied accusations and requested his acquittal.

After convicting and sentencing, court released him by considering his long detention period. He will be put in prison again if appeal courts uphold the conviction to serve remaining sentence.