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Turkey puts former military ruler on trial

Former general and Turkish president Kenan Evren, 94, along with another senior soldier appear in court over 1980 coup.



    Turkey's landmark trial of the two surviving leaders of a 1980 military takeover of the country has began at a court in Ankara, the capital.

    Ninety-four-year-old former general Kenan Evren, who went on to become president, and Tahsin Sahinkaya, 86, are charged with ousting the civilian government on September 12, 1980.

    Their actions led to large numbers of executions and arrests.
     
    Al Jazeera's Rob Matheson reports from Ankara.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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