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

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

Details added (first version posted at 14:24)

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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