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Three Turkish officers jailed for coup d'etat plot

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Three Turkish officers jailed for coup d'etat plot

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Three former Turkish generals have been given 20-year-sentences for plotting a Coup d’etat.

The “sledgehammer” trial relates to a 2003 military seminar at which plans were made to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan.

The first to be sentenced were; former Army commander General Çetin Doğan
the alleged mastermind of plot, former naval forces commander Özden Örnek and former airforce commander Ibrahim Fırtına.

Of the 365 defendants 34 have so far been acquitted.