Ex-Turkish chief of staff General Ismail Hakki Karadayi (left) has been sentenced to life in prison for the removal of an Islamic-oriented government in 1997. Photo: AFP

Turkey sentences 21 people to jail including ex-military chief over ‘postmodern coup’ of 1997

Another 68 defendants were acquitted in the trial against scores of people accused of taking part in the campaign that forced then prime minister Necmettin Erbakan to resign

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Ex-Turkish chief of staff General Ismail Hakki Karadayi (left) has been sentenced to life in prison for the removal of an Islamic-oriented government in 1997. Photo: AFP
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