Turkey sentences 151 to life in ‘coup ringleaders’ trial | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 21, 2019

Turkey sentences 151 to life in ‘coup ringleaders’ trial

A Turkish court yesterday gave life sentences to 151 people including senior military officers in one of the biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Among them is US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Turkey accuses of ordering the attempted putsch which left hundreds dead and thousands more injured in July 2016. Former air force chief Akin Ozturk were among the 151. One suspect, Lieutenant Colonel Levent Turkkan, who was the aide to then Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar, was given one aggravated life sentence, Anadolu reported.

 

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