Turkish court gives 151 ‘coup ringleaders’, including military, life
One suspected of leading an assassination attempt against Erdoğan, was given 137 aggravated life sentences and a 540-year prison sentence
Sincan — On Thursday, a Turkish court gave life sentences to 151 people, including senior military officers, in one of the country’s biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
The judge handed 128 of those convicted between one and 141 aggravated life terms each over the deaths of 139 people, for “violating the constitution” and “attempting to assassinate the president”, the private DHA news agency reported. Such sentences carry harsher prison conditions.