Turkey coup trail: 500 people set to appear in court

Almost 500 people arrested after accused of taking part in the last year’s failed coup in Turkey are to go on trial.

The trial centres around the AKINCI air base which the government alleges, was the plotters’ headquarters.

Report says defendants will appear in a purpose built courtroom outside the capital Ankara, facing charges from attempting to assassinate the president to murder.

However, rebel soldiers tried to grab power in July 2016, leaving 249 civilians dead.

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