• Army General responsible for Turkish coup charged with treason

    Army General responsible for Turkish coup charged with treason

    Istanbul’s most senior soldier has been charged with treason as eight leading members of the plot to overthrow the government fled to Greece.

    General Erdal Ozturk who commanded the Third Army Corps has been detained and is facing treason charges for his role in the aborted coup.

    His men attempted to seize strategic locations across Istanbul last night when they were confronted by thousands of unarmed civilians who came out in support of President Recep Erdogan.

    Erdogan has suggested the ringleaders could face […]