A Turkish soldier patrols next to the entrance of the Sincan Penal Institution near Ankara, as a court handed down verdicts in one of the main trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AFP A Turkish soldier patrols next to the entrance of the Sincan Penal Institution near Ankara, as a court handed down verdicts in one of the main trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AFP
A Turkish soldier patrols next to the entrance of the Sincan Penal Institution near Ankara, as a court handed down verdicts in one of the main trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AFP
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Turkey jails over 300 pilots, civilians for life over failed 2016 coup

  • A total of 251 people died and more than 2,000 were injured in the coup, a defining moment in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidency and Turkish politics
  • There have been 289 trials into the failed overthrow, and the latest verdict culminates a trial that began in August 2017 involving 475 suspects

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A Turkish soldier patrols next to the entrance of the Sincan Penal Institution near Ankara, as a court handed down verdicts in one of the main trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AFP A Turkish soldier patrols next to the entrance of the Sincan Penal Institution near Ankara, as a court handed down verdicts in one of the main trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AFP
A Turkish soldier patrols next to the entrance of the Sincan Penal Institution near Ankara, as a court handed down verdicts in one of the main trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: AFP
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