Former Turkish president on trial for 1980 coup

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Series Details 5.4.12
Publication Date 05/04/2012
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The two surviving leaders of Turkey's 1980 military coup went on trial on the 4 April 2012 charged with overthrowing the civilian government.

General Kenan Evren, 94, who was President from 1983-89, and General Tahsin Sahinkaya, 86, are the first Turkish officers to face trial for staging a coup.

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BBC News, 4.4.12: Turkey's 1980 military coup leaders stand trial
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