Turkish court sentences two surviving members of 1980 military coup to life imprisonment

[JURIST] A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced two former generals to life imprisonment for leading Turkey’s 1980 coup d’etat that led to three years of military rule. The two retired generals, 96-year-old Kenan Evren [official profile], who held the presidential office for seven years following the military takeover, and 89-year-old former air force commander Tahsin Sahinkaya, are the only two surviving leaders of the coup, and were not able to attend the trial due to medical complications. The sentencing is…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/06/turkish-court-sentences-two-surviving-members-of-1980-military-coup-to-life-imprisonment.php

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