Two more generals, arrested on charges of coup attempt in Turkey, released (UPDATE)

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Baku, Azerbaijan, March 11

By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Two more retired generals, who were arrested on charges of a coup d'état plot in Turkey, were released on March 11, according to Turkish Milliyet newspaper.

Istanbul's Second Court for Grave Crimes made a decision to release generals Mehmet Eroz and Tuncer Kilinc, who were arrested previously.

Earlier today Istanbul's 21st High Criminal Court adopted a decision to release the previously arrested General Xursid Tolon.

On March 10, Istanbul authorities released 13 persons convicted on charges of plotting a coup in the country.

Lawyer Kemal Kerincsiz and several servicemen are among them.

On March 7, the Istanbul Court for Grave Crimes made a decision to release former chief of Turkey's General Staff, Ilker Basbug.

Earlier Turkey's Constitutional Court negatively assessed the non-consideration of solicitation filed by Basbug's lawyer to the lower instance court for changing the restraint measure, which envisages an arrest.

"Non-consideration of solicitation filed by the lawyer to the lower instance court is considered as a violation of personal freedom and the right to security," the court said.

On August 5, 2013 the Turkish court sentenced the 70-year-old former head of Turkey's General Staff, Ilker Basbug to life imprisonment under the case of a military coup attempt by the Ergenekon organization.

The court recognized the Ergenekon organization, which was involved in a military coup attempt in Turkey in 2006, as being a terrorist organization.

Ilker Basbug and a number of senior Turkish servicemen were sentenced to life imprisonment.

General Basbug resigned in 2010.

Translated by E.A.

Edited by C.N.

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