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  6/20/2014, Sivan 22, 5774

230 Jailed in Anti-Erdogan Plot to be Released


A Turkish court ordered, Thursday, the release of 230 military officers who were convicted of involvement in a 2003 plot to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2003. The release order came a day after Turkey's Supreme Court ruled that their trial was defective.

Among those to be released are former commanders of the army, air force and navy. The Turkish military welcomed the release and expressed hope that the retrial will bring about a just result.