Former Turkish president jailed for life – Middle East | Al Jazeera English

Kenan Evren along with former air force commander Sahinkaya sentenced to life in prison for staging the 1980 coup.

Evren was accused of setting the stage for a military intervention and then conducting the coup [AFP]


„Should we feed them in prison for years instead of hanging them?“ he [Evren] asked in a speech in 1984, referring to those executed after the coup.


The coup set the stage for a military regime under which thousands were tortured, hundreds sentenced to death and many more vanished and ushered in an era of military dominance in Turkish politics.


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