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Turkey detains four ex-generals over 1997 "post-modern coup"

Published: 02.14.13, 14:39 / Israel News

Four retired Turkish generals have been jailed pending trial in an inquiry into the removal of an Islamist-led government in 1997, days after the prime minister met a convicted general in an apparent step to mend relations with the army.


The detention of the four, on top of dozens of other officers arrested, widened extensive judicial investigations into the once-all powerful military, whose power has been sharply curtailed in the last decade. More than 300 military officers were sentenced to jail in September for plotting to overthrow Erdogan in 2003. (Reuters)


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