Turkey coup trial
ANKARA: The largest trial over Turkey’s coup attempt last year started in Ankara yesterday, with 486 suspects to appear in court.
The suspects are indicted for being involved in the events at the Akinci Air Base, a critical hub for plotters, where commands were given for F-16 fighter jets to attack parliament, the Special Forces police headquarters and the satellite centre on the night.
A key suspect is Fethullah Gulen, a US-based preacher, accused of orchestrating the failed coup.
A total of 461 suspects, mostly military personnel, are in custody, 18 are being tried without arrest, and seven are on the run. teleSUR