Turkey's top court says coup plot convictions violated army officers' rights

by Reuters
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 14:45 GMT

ISTANBUL, June 18 (Reuters) - Turkey's top court said on Wednesday the rights of 230 military officers sentenced in September 2012 in the "Sledgehammer" coup plot case had been violated, paving the way for a possible retrial, NTV television reported.

Military commanders were accused of trying to destabilise Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government in the wake of 2002 elections with plans to bomb mosques and trigger a conflict with Greece to pave the way for a military takeover. (Reporting by Seda Sezer; Editing by Nick Tattersall/Jeremy Gaunt)