Turkey seeks life sentences for Istanbul bombing conspirators

Turkey seeks life sentences for Istanbul bombing conspirators

[JURIST] A Turkish prosecutor has asked for life sentences for four alleged conspirators in the November 2003 bombings in Istanbul [BBC report] that killed 61 people and wounded hundreds more. The trial [JURIST report] actually encompasses 71 defendants; in addition to the four life sentences, prosecutor Zekeriya Oz asked the court for sentences ranging from 1 to 22.5 years for 36 defendants and acquittal for the remaining 31. Reuters has more.