Turkey arrested former generals for alleged coup plot

On July 6, 2008, Turkey police arrested former generals Sener Eruygur and Hursit Tolon on suspicion of planning to overthrow the government. The two were accused by the country's majority Islamic group, the Justice Development Party (AKP), of belonging to the secular extremist group Ergenekon, a group suspected of involvement in bombings, political assassination plots and the death of journalist Hrank Dink. On July 20, 2009, the trial of Eruygur, Tolon and 54 others suspected of planning the coup began.

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