Will the coup trial in Turkey bring any clarity?

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Series Details August 2017
Publication Date 08/08/2017
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The Debates feature from Euro|Topics offers English (+ French and German) translations of a selections of articles in European news sources on this topic.

Euro|Topics relaunched their website during 2016. Features published before that date are still available via an archive website (see related url hyperlinks).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.

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ESO: Background information: Turkey One Year After the Failed Coup http://www.europeansources.info/record/turkey-one-year-after-the-failed-coup-turkeys-downward-spiral/
BBC News, 01.08.17: Turkey coup trial: Almost 500 in court amid protests http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40787520
The Guardian, 07.08.17: 'Hero' T-shirt prompts court uniform rule for Turkey coup suspects https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/07/turkey-coup-suspects-brown-uniform-court-recep-tayyip-erdogan-hero-t-shirt
Hürriyet Daily News, 01.08.17: Turkey’s key coup trial kicks off with 486 suspects http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-key-coup-trial-kicks-off-with-486-suspects.aspx?pageID=238&nID=116183&NewsCatID=509

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