Turkey: 486 suspected conspirators in failed coup attempt arrive at courthouse

Hundreds of suspects, accused of conspiring in the July 2016 Turkey coup-attempt arrived at a purpose-built courtroom outside Ankara, Tuesday. They are standing trial on numerous charges, including murder, violating Turkey's constitution, conspiring to overthrow the government and conspiring to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They are accused of running their operations from the... Еще Akinci air base, which the government alleges was their headquarters. Demonstrators gathered outside the courtroom, some calling for the death penalty as the suspects arrived for the trial. Turkish fighter jets dropped bombs on their own parliament during the failed coup attempt last July. The government declared a state of emergency following the attack, arresting more than 50,000 people.

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