Hundreds of pilots sentenced to life in prison for failed military coup

Hundreds of people have been sentenced to life in prison in connection with a failed 2016 military coup in Turkey.

According to the foreign news agency AFP, a Turkish court has sentenced 337 former pilots to life in prison for plotting against the government of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a failed military coup on July 15, 2016.

According to the news 500 people have been accused of trying to stage a coup against the government from the airbase in the capital Ankara, in which the military tried to control fighter jets, helicopters, tanks and key state institutions and As a result, 250 people died.

According to the news agency, this crucial trial is going on in dozens of courts of the country in which thousands of people have been accused of being involved in the military coup.

According to media reports, a total of 475 people were on trial in the case, of which 365 are in custody and 337 people have been sentenced to life imprisonment. It is impossible to release him on parole.

The news agency says that the pilots of 25 F-16s are among those who have been given the harshest punishments.

According to the news former Turkish Air Force Commander has been accused of bombing government institutions including Parliament and killing Tayyip Erdogan from Ankara Air Base during the military coup.

It should be noted that a military coup attempt was attempted in Turkey on July 15, 2016 in which an army group tried to overthrow the government of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan but was thwarted.

The Turkish government has blamed Fethullah Gulen, the leader of the US-based Gulen movement.

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