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Turkey charges eight more in alleged coup plot

world Updated: Feb 25, 2010 12:59 IST
AFP
Turkish court

A Turkish court charged eight more officers with plotting to topple the Islamist-rooted government in 2003, taking the number of those under investigation to 20, Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.

Prosecutors questioned the eight suspects, three of them retired, for several hours before remanding them in custody in military and civilian prisons, media reports said.

The Istanbul court handling the probe ruled Wednesday that 12 suspects, also questioned by prosecutors earlier, should be kept in jail pending trial, the report said.