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    Turkey Promises Fair Trial for All Soldiers Linked to Military Coup Attempt

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    Turkish authorities promised a fair trial for all soldiers who are linked to the failed military coup in mid-July.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ankara's Chief Public Prosecutor Harun Kodalak promised Saturday fair trails for all soldiers linked to the military coup attempt which happened in the country on July 15.

    "We will immediately separate soldiers who did not fire on people, who did not drive army vehicles over people, who did not know what was happening… We will treat them fairly," he said as quoted by Anadolu news agency.

    At least 1,200 soldiers have been already released, Kodalak added.

    On July 15, the coup attempt took place in Turkey and was suppressed the following day. Over 240 people were killed and more than 2,100 injured during the failed coup excluding the victims among the coup plotters, according to the country's authorities.


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