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Turkey's top court rejects coup suspect's appeal

Turkey's top court rejects coup suspect's appeal
Court rejects Aydin Yavuz's claim that his rights were violated and his arrest over July 15 coup bid was illegal

By Aylin Sirikli

ANKARA (AA) - Turkey's top court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by an accused putschist over alleged violations of his rights.

Aydin Yavuz, a civilian suspected of involvement in last July’s defeated coup, is charged with trying to cut the signal of Turkish satellite operator TURKSAT during the night of the coup bid.

The Constitutional Court in Ankara rejected Yavuz's appeal, and is set to release its reasoning for the ruling later, according to a judicial source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Yavuz claimed that his rights were violated and his arrest was illegal. He is currently in prison in the central Anatolian province of Kirikkale.

The government has accused FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

The July 15 attempted coup left 250 people dead and around 2,200 wounded.

source: News Feed
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