Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.15 /Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Four senior retired officers were arrested in Turkey relating to the case of the military coup on Feb.28 1997, Anadolu agency reported on Friday.
The detainees are retired Major General Ayhan Cansever, retired brigadier general Refik Zeytinci and Metin Yasar Yukselen and retired Colonel Cengiz Kos.
In the case of the 1997 military coup, a number of retired military, as well as journalists have been already detained and arrested.
The events of Feb.28, 1997 in Turkey was called a 'post-modernist coup' because the military did not use weapons to overthrow the government, as happened in 1980. However, with their actions, the army applied pressure on the ruling party and other political forces resulting in the then Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan offering his resignation.
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