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Football fans put on trial for staging coup by Turkish court


A Turkish court today acquitted all football fans of the Istanbul club Besiktas who had been put on trial on widely-ridiculed charges of seeking to stage a coup in 2013 protests.

Fans from Besiktas’s main fan group Carsi had played a leading role in May-June 2013 protests against then prime minister now President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

They had been charged with seeking to overthrow Erdogan’s government in a coup and forming a criminal gang, with the trial starting on December 17.

The suspects, who risked being jailed for life if found guilty, were not remanded in custody.

But the Istanbul court acquitted all 35 suspects on all charges of forming a criminal gang, resisting police, and staging an illegal protest, the Dogan news agency reported.


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