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Turkey Sentences Two 1980 Coup Leaders to Life in Prison

A Turkish court handed down life sentences to two aging generals who were behind a 1980 military takeover that resulted in widespread torture, arrests and deaths, making it the bloodiest in Turkey's coup-ridden history. General Kenan Evren, 96, who came to symbolize the “Pasha” officer class that dominated Turkish politics over decades, also served as president after three years of military rule.   Evren, who may not serve his sentence because of his age, never expressed regret...

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