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Ex-Army Chief gets life for plotting against government
2013-08-05 14:12:39 | (0 Comments)
After five years or trials Turkey's former armed forces chief has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government.
Gen Ilkier Basbug led the military between 2008 and 2010.
He was among at least nine generals to be jailed for involvement in the so-called Ergenekon plot.
Critics of Prime Minister Erdogan have accused the form army chief of staging show trials to eliminate his enemies.
The plot allegedly aimed to topple the government led by Erdogan's Justice and Development Party.
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