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Turkish Court Acquits All Defendants in Coup Plot Trial

A Turkish court acquitted all 236 military officers in a retrial over an alleged 2003 plot to unseat then-prime minister Tayyip Erdogan, after the prosecutor said key evidence was inadmissible, a defense lawyer told Reuters. In 2012 a court sentenced the officers to jail over the “Sledgehammer” conspiracy dating back to 2003, a year after now-President Erdogan's AK Party came to power. However, the constitutional court subsequently ruled that the mishandling of evidence central to...

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