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Turkey sentences hundreds to life in prison over 2016 failed coup
November 26, 2020

In Turkey, court has handed down verdicts for hundreds of people accused of plotting to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a failed coup attempt four years ago, with dozens of them handed life sentences.

Nearly 500 defendants, including army commanders and pilots, are accused of carrying out the attempt to overthrow the government on 15th July, 2016, from an airbase near Ankara.