Court indicts 117 soldiers over July 2016 failed coup attempt
Istanbul prosecutors on April 8 filed an indictment against 117 soldiers alleged to have taken part in the deadly July 2016 coup attempt directed by Gülen Movement, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Eleven people were injured the night of July 15 when the soldiers tried to take control of Istanbul's Kartal Bridge and Samandira toll booth, says the indictment.
Under the indictment, the suspects -- 30 of whom are now in jail pending trial -- will each face three life sentences plus an additional 15 years.
Four high-ranking soldiers among the group also face up to 28 additional years in jail for "malicious wounding".
Turkey's government says the defeated coup, which left 249 people killed and nearly 2,200 injured, was organized by widely believed to have been masterminded by the Gülen movement.