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Turkey: (RE) Army General arrested and charged for coup attempt.

Europe Security News. Retired Gral Ilker Basbug accused of complicity in failed coup

General Ilker Basbug was arrested and jailed on Friday near Istanbul, charged with trying to overthrow Turkey’s government. As Turkey’s former military chief – he retired in August 2010 – Basbug is the highest-ranking officer to become embroiled in the so-called Ergenekon case, a long-running crackdown on alleged dissidents within the country’s military and secular establishment.

Prosecutors allege that the hardline nationalist Ergenekon network sought to topple Prime Minister Reccep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist government in 2003…READ MORE HERE