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Top general’s court battle for honour divides Turks 28 mars 2012

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Reuters (UK) Wed Mar 28, 2012

By Daren Butler and Ece Toksabay, Istanbul

Raising a clenched fist to supporters and storming at one point from the courtroom, former military chief Ilker Basbug has cut a defiant figure defending the army’s prestige at his trial for terrorism. But the extraordinary scenes have stirred mixed emotions among Turks and raised questions about the way a sprawling coup plot investigation is being handled. (suite…)

Jailed Turkish general stays fit for court battle 27 février 2012

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Reuters (UK) Monday, February 27, 2012

By Can Sezer and Ece Toksabay, Istanbul

General Ilker Basbug, the former head of Turkey’s armed forces, said military discipline has helped him adapt to prison life, but he still cannot accept the idea that he stands accused of being the leader of a terrorist group. (suite…)

Turkey’s Military versus the Government: From Military Tutelage to Civilian Authoritarianism? 23 janvier 2012

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Qantara.de (Germany) 23.01.2012                                                Deutsch

Fatma Kayabal

Opinion in Turkey remains divided over whether the recent remand of a former chief of General Staff on charges of coup plotting represents a further blow against an older, less democratic order, or a move by the incumbent government to further consolidate its power. Fatma Kayabal investigates (suite…)