June 19, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
A Turkish court on Wednesday sentenced two former generals to life imprisonment for leading Turkey's 1980 coup d'etat that led to three years of military rule. The two retired generals, 96-year-old Kenan Evren, who held the presidential office for seven years following the military takeover, and ...[read more]
April 4, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Ankara 12th High Criminal Court on Wednesday began the trial of the last two surviving leaders of Turkey's 1980 coup d'etat that led to three years of military rule, during which 50 people were hanged and half a million arrested. The two retired generals, 94-year-old Kenan Evren, who held the ...[read more]
January 10, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Ankara 12th High Criminal Court accepted an indictment on Tuesday charging former Turkish president Kenan Evren with crimes against the state in relation to the 1980 coup. The ex-president was the head of the 1980 military coup that overthrew the existing government and ended the violence ...[read more]
January 3, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Former Turkish president Kenan Evren and former air force commander Tahsin Sahinkaya have been charged with crimes against the state in connection with a 1980 military coup and could face life imprisonment, according to Tuesday reports. Evren was head of the 1980 military coup before he became ...[read more]

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