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More Officers Arrested For Alleged Coup Actions 15 Years Ago

April 20 2012


Police have arrested six Turkish military officers accused of involvement in a bloodless military coup in 1997, UPI reports.

On Thursday, police detained retired Gen. Erol Ozkasnak, Col. Ahmet Dagci, retired senior Col. Yasar Bulent Aksaray, retired Lt. Col. Gunes Kiral, retired Col. Veli Seyit and retired Col. Osman Bulbul, officials said.

The arrests were made on the order of the Ankara Specially Authorized Prosecutor's Office as part of a probe into the Feb. 28, 1997, coup...

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