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Conspiracy Trial for Turkish Football Fans Begins

Hundreds of people chanted football slogans Tuesday outside Istanbul’s main courthouse, showing their support for 35 Turkish football supporters on trial for plotting a coup. The overwhelming majority of those accused belong to a raucous group known as the Carsi, which supports Istanbul’s Besiktas club. Many Carsi members played a prominent role in last year’s anti-government protests, known as the Gezi movement, which was aimed at then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is now...

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