Turkish court acquits all 236 suspects in coup plot retrial: Reports

AFP , Tuesday 31 Mar 2015

A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted more than 200 army officers accused of plotting to stage a coup in 2003 against the Islamic-rooted government.

A total of 236 suspects in the so-called Sledgehammer case (Balyoz) were retried by an Istanbul court after Turkey's top court last year quashed their original convictions. All were acquitted, the private NTV television reported.

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