Turkey’s former military chief jailed for life and dozens sentenced to up to 50 years for plotting to overthrow Prime Minister

The Daily Mail

 

Fuck me, I’m surprised the Daily Bullshit Editor,  Paul Dacre didn’t tag me in this.

But don’t worry folks, Britain isn’t far off from being the same… The cunts have even bought the water cannons. 

MEMO TO SELF:

Must buy Oilskin jacket, sou’wester, waterproof leggings and wellies.


 

 

Turkey’s former military chief jailed for life and dozens sentenced to up to 50 years for plotting to overthrow Prime Minister

  • Retired General Ilker Basbug most high profile of scores of defendants in the so-called Ergenekon plot
  • Defendants accused of trying to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government in 2002
  • Basbug and 16 others sentenced to life in prison and 60 others jailed for up to 47 years
  • Group accused of plotting high-profile attacks that prosecutors said were aimed at causing chaos in Turkey to prepare the way for a military coup

By BECKY EVANS and AP REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 17:18, 5 August 2013 | UPDATED: 17:40, 5 August 2013

 

Turkey’s former military chief has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

Retired General Ilker Basbug was one of scores of defendants that included politicians, journalists and officers accused of being part of the so-called Ergenekon plot.

Today’s verdicts are the culmination of five years of trials where prosecutors accused defendants of trying to organise high-profile attacks across Turkey and prepare the way for a military coup soon after Erdogan’s government came to power in 2002.

The landmark case has become central in tensions between Turkey’s secular elite and the Prime Minister’s Islamic-orientated Justice and Development Party….
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