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Turkey convicts 330 officers in military coup plot

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks to the media in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. A Turkish court on Friday convicted 326 military officers, including the former air force and navy chiefs, of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-based government in 2003, in a case that has helped curtail the military's hold on politics. A panel of three judges at the court on Istanbul's outskirts initially sentenced former commanders to life imprisonment but later reduced the sentence to a

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on September 22, 2012, on page 11.

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