One of out five Turkish generals in jail

One of out five Turkish generals in jail

ISTANBUL
One of out five Turkish generals in jail

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Recent probes have landed one out of every five Turkish generals in prison, daily Hürriyet reported.
 
Sixty-eight generals in the Armed Forces are currently under arrest, which equates to a 19 percent ratio of all military generals in total.
 
Six active duty and five retired military personnel were imprisoned early Thursday as part of the latest wave of the investigation in the Feb. 28, 1997 “post-modern” coup.
 
Those arrested included Maj. Generals Berkay Turgut and Mehmet Faruk Alpaydın, Brig. Generals Celalettin Bacanlı, Mehmet Ali Yıldırım and Metin Keşap, retired Lieut. Generals Mustafa Bıyık and Hakkı Kılınç, and retired Maj. Generals Erdal Şenel and Çetin Dizdar.

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