Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Turkey Hands Life Sentences to 104 People Over Coup Attempt" post by Kostantina Taseva

The Turkish court Yenisakran sentenced 104 individuals with a small chance of parole,  who took part in the military actions on July 15, 2016, who were meant to overturn President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As a result of the attack, 250 people died and numerous conflicts erupted around the country causing chaos and violence. Most of the military personnel involved in this actions were captured and given long sentences. In addition, the author points out that the man believed to be behind this operation is the preacher Fethullah Gulen known for opposing the President's views, who is currently located in The U.S.. The Turkish government has sent several requests for the extradition of Gulen to the United States' government, which we denied due to lack of evidence that he is in fact, behind the military actions. However, since during the recent sentencing new witnesses provided new pieces of evidence that prove his involvement, the Turkish government sent another request that is being processed right now.

- Kostantina Taseva


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