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    Turkish Coup Organizers Planned to Appoint Former Air Force Chief as President

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    The masterminds behind the unsuccessful coup in Turkey planned to appoint former Turkish Air Force Commander Gen. Akin Ozturk the next Turkish president, local media reported Wednesday, citing sources in the prosecutor's office.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the investigation, the coup organizers had a list of the individuals who were to take up certain positions in the country, the Hurriyet Daily News reported, adding that Ozturk, a member of the Supreme Military Council, was to become the country's president.

    Gen. Akin Ozturk was arrested alongside more than 20 senior Turkish officers on suspicion of having links to the failed military coup in Turkey.

    On July 15, the Turkish authorities said that an attempted coup was taking place in the country which was suppressed the next day. Over 240 people were killed in the incident.

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