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Title: Will the coup trial in Turkey bring any clarity?
Author: Euro|Topics
Publisher: Euro|Topics, 2017
Series/Date: Debates August 2017
Source Origin: Professional/public/political organisation
Source Type: Background, News source
Notes: In Turkey the trial against 486 people who allegedly took part in a failed coup orchestrated by preacher Fethullah Gülen in the summer of 2016 begain in August 2017. The prosecution wanted life imprisonment for many of the accused - and crowds outside the court called for the death sentence.

The Ankara 4th Criminal Court began on the 1 August 2017 the trial on events at the Akıncı Air Base, from which warplanes took off on the 15 July 2016 to bomb the Turkish Parliament and other key state offices, killing 77 people.

The expectations of the Turkish and wider press and media regarding the trial varied considerably.
Source URL: http://www.eurotopics.net/en/184045/will-the-coup-trial-in-turkey-bring-any-clarity
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Keywords: Turkey: Political situation - Military Coup, 15 July 2016 - 1st anniversary - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan / Erdoğan - Fethullah Gulen / Fethullah Gülen - Parallel state - Authoritarianism - Islamisation - Capital punishment - Death penalty - State of Emergency - Justice - Trial of alleged coup conspirators, August 2017 - Akinci Air Base
Geographic Indicators:  Turkey: Internal
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