In Turkey, the biggest trial on charges of attempting to overthrow the government in July 2016. In the dock – 486. For the court in the area of Ankara was built a special presence.
The defendants were charged with murder, violation of the Constitution, joining the conspiracy to overthrow the legitimate government, membership in a «terrorist group Fethullah». Living in the United States scholar Fethullah gülen is considered the organizer of the coup.
Among the defendants is a former air force commander General Akin Ozturk, which, as expected, led a group of soldiers revolted. The headquarters of the coup was the Akinci airbase, where planes flew to bomb government buildings in Ankara.
Professor of theology Adil of Oksza tried in absentia. It is alleged that he was the «Imam» of the rebels. In addition to spiritual leadership, it is alleged, was responsible for the communications of the rebels with Gulen.
Recall that the opposition welcomed the defeat of the coup as a victory of democratic forces over military dictatorship. However, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has used his success to start cleaning dissenters and install a personal regime.