Law & Crime Breaking News: Turkish Court Hands Down Sentences in Coup Plot

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Law & Crime Breaking News: Turkish Court Hands Down Sentences in Coup Plot

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A local court sentenced 10 defendants, including a former army chief of staff, to life in prison for their role in plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a landmark trial, scores of people ? including Turkey's former military chief, politicians and journalists ? were convicted of plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government soon after it came to power in 2002. People-hold-national-flags-as-they-shout-slogans-outside the Silivri jail complex in Silivri,Turkey.Some 275 people,including military officers, politicians and journalists,are facing verdicts in a landmark and divisive trial in Turkey over an alleged conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.

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