21 ac­quit­ted in coup trial

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A Turk­ish court on Mon­day ac­quit­ted 21 sus­pects in the trial of 275 peo­ple in­clud­ing a for­mer army chief ac­cused of plot­ting to over­throw the coun­try’s govern­ment, the pri­vate NTV tele­vi­sion re­ported. The high-pro­file case is seen as a key test in Prime Min­is­ter Re­cep Tayyip Er­do­gan’s show­down with sec­u­lar­ist and mil­i­tary op­po­nents.

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