Both were convicted of aiding the network of U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, identified by Turkish officials as the coup's mastermind. The journalists denied the accusations. In a retrial Monday, Altan was resentenced to 10 1/2 years and Ilicak to nearly nine. Both had been detained since July 2016.
The court also acquitted Altan's brother, newspaper columnist Mehmet Altan. He was released from prison in June 2018 pending an appeal of his life sentence.