Turkey sentences 22 ex-soldiers over 2016 coup charges

7/4/2021 17:04:00

Wednesday, a Turkish court sentenced 22 ex-soldiers to life imprisonment for their links to the 2016 coup attempt.


A lawyer for the Turkish presidency announced that a court in Ankara had issued life sentences to 22 ex-soldiers for their role in the 2016 coup attempt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.


These former soldiers are among a group of 497 suspects, most of whom served in the Presidential Guard, who are being tried in connection with the attempted coup.


More than 250 people were killed in an attempt to topple the government on 15 July 2016 when soldiers seized warplanes, helicopters, and tanks and sought to control state institutions.



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