Turkish ex-president faces life sentence
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan 10 /Trend A.Taghieva/
Turkish ex-president, 94-year-old Kenan Evren, who led a military coup on September 12, 1980 in the position of the chief of the general staff, faces life sentence. He is accused of organizing a coup, the newspaper Sabah said on Tuesday.
Ankara's criminal court took up an indictment against Evren on Tuesday.
It is stressed in the 80-page indictment that Evren, who became the Turkish president after the coup in Turkey in 1980, and Shahinkaya committed crimes, by organizing conspiracy to overthrow the legitimate government. They must be responsible for organizing the coup as well as tortures, which were widely practiced during the military regime, based on the 80th and 146th articles of the Penal Code which envisage life imprisonment in a strict regime prison.
The date of the trial over Turkish ex-president and former Air Force Commander, the only participants of the coup, who survive, is still unknown.
Evren did not react on Ankara court's decision. Previously, he said that he will commit suicide, if he is brought to trial.