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Turkish prosecutors question 6 in coup plot

Turkish prosecutors question 6 in coup plot

Turkish prosecutors have started questioning six retired officers, including a general, to determine whether they plotted several years ago to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government of Turkey.
Gen. Sukru Sariisik and the others emerged from a police minibus with tinted glass and walked into an Istanbul courthouse, where they were questioned Tuesday. Sariisik led the country's National Security Council, an influential advisory body that brings military's top brass together with civilian leaders.
Police have detained about 20 officers, including three more retired generals, as part of a broadened investigation into an alleged plot in 2003 by elements of the fiercely secular military seeking to topple Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.