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Turkish court acquits 62 officers jailed for 2003 coup plot over insufficient evidence
The Anadolu 4th High Criminal Court in Istanbul on Tuesday acquitted [Daily Sabah report] the remaining 62 military officers for from an alleged conspiracy to initiate a coup in Turkey in 2003. A lawyer explained the ruling cites inadmissible eviden (More)
Turkish court orders retrial for hundreds of alleged coup plotters
A court in Istanbul on Thursday ordered the release and retrial of 230 prisoners convicted for their involvement in the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) coup plot . The scheme, which originated as early as 2003, was aimed at overthrowing Turkish Prime Minister (More)
Turkish coup plot trial delayed amid protests
Turkish judges on Monday delayed closing arguments in the trial of 275 individuals charged with plotting to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Defendants were scheduled to deliver closing statements on Monday, but ma (More)
Turkish court sentences former military officers for coup plot
A Turkish court on Friday delivered the first of more than 300 verdicts expected in the trial examining the 2003 Balyoz Security Operation Plan [Taraf report, in Turkish; Al Jazeera backgrounder], or "Sledgehammer" plot , which included plans to bom (More)
Turkish prosecutor calls for verdict against military officers in 2003 coup
The Turkish state prosecutor on Monday urged the court to move to a verdict in the case of hundreds of Turkish military officers accused of plotting a coup against the government in 2003. The prosecution has demanded 15 to 20 years of imprisonment (More)
Trial of Turkish military officers on hold due to defense lawyers' boycott
A boycott by defense lawyers in the case of hundreds of Turkish military officers accused of plotting a coup against the government in 2003 caused the judge to refer the case on Friday to the Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office to break the deadlock. (More)
Turkish retired general to be tried in lower court
An indictment against General Ilker Basbug was accepted by the Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court on Wednesday, after Basbug's request to have his case heard by the Supreme State Council, a faction of Turkey's Constitutional Court , was denied. The (More)
Turkish general arrested for alleged connection to Ergenekon plot
Retired Turkish general Ilker Basbug, formerly the leader of all of Turkey's armed forces, was arrested on Friday for his alleged involvement with the Ergenekon [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] network. The group allegedly planned to assassin (More)
Turkish ex-president faces possible life sentence for 1980 military coup
Former Turkish president Kenan Evren and former air force commander Tahsin Sahinkaya have been charged with crimes against the state in connection with a 1980 military coup and could face life imprisonment, according to Tuesday reports. Evren was h (More)
Connecticut high court upholds state's death penalty law
The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's death penalty law. The court's ruling affirmed the death sentence of a man convicted of murdering a 13-year old boy with a sledgehammer in 1997. In its defense of the death penalty, the c (More)