Turkey jails ex-soldiers for life over 2016 coup bid


Turkey accuses US-based Muslim preacher Fethullah Gulen of masterminding the failed coup, a claim he strongly denies. – EPA pic, April 7, 2021.

A TURKISH court today sentenced four former soldiers to life in jail for their roles in a failed 2016 bid to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state news agency Anadolu reported.

They were jailed as part of a trial of 497 suspects in Ankara looking into the presidential guard’s actions during the coup attempt, which included a raid on the state broadcaster.


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