Turkey Jails Two Troops For Life In First Verdict Over Coup Bid


 Turkey jails two troops for life in first verdict over coup bid

ISTANBUL, Jan 5, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) - A Turkish court on Thursday sentenced a colonel and a major to life in jail over their roles in the failed July coup bid, the first verdicts to be handed out in the biggest legal process in the country's history.

The pair were deployed with the gendarmerie, which was then part of the army, in the northeastern city of Erzurum, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. They were charged with violating the constitution.