Turkey crowd taunts coup suspects at mass trial near Ankara

Source: BBC

Turkey has marched dozens of coup suspects past a hostile crowd at the start of their trial near Ankara.

Most of the 221 suspects are high-ranking military officers, accused of trying to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last July.

Ex-air force commander Akin Ozturk was the first in a long line of defendants. There were calls for death sentences, though Turkish law does not allow that.

In the crackdown, police have arrested two teachers who are on hunger strike.

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