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7 Feb, 2018 13:16

Turkish court jails 64 servicemen for life over coup attempt, 100 acquitted – report

A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced 64 military personnel to life in prison for involvement in a failed military coup in July 2016, according to the state-run Anadolu news agency. One hundred other defendants were acquitted, Reuters said. The indictment said leaders of the coup had flown unsuspecting military academy students to a military headquarters to confront civilians opposing the coup attempt.