Turkish court jails 64 for life over 2016 coup attempt: Anadolu


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ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced 64 military personnel to life in prison for involvement in a failed military coup in July 2016, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

One hundred other defendants were acquitted, reports 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, Anadolu said.—Reuters