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‘Absurd’ detention of Turkish officers 30 avril 2012

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Financial Times (UK) Monday, April 30, 2012, p. 10
Letters to the Editor

From Dr A. Yasin Turker *

Sir, I am one of the 250 officers (including 55 serving admirals and generals) arrested in the « sledgehammer » case, charged with attempting to overthrow the government of Turkey through force and violence in 2002-03. I have been detained since September 16 2011 and still do not know the detailed grounds for my continuing detention. (suite…)

Turkey’s trial of Evren and Sahinkaya is historic moment 4 avril 2012

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BBC News (UK) 4 April 2012

By Jonathan Head, Istanbul 

The trial of the two surviving leaders of the 1980 coup is a historic, symbolic moment for Turkey. (suite…)

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…)

Military expenditure – Turkey 25 août 2011

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SIPRI Yearbook 2011 (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute) 2011
Chapter 4. Military expenditure, pp. 173-176

Sam Perlo-Freeman, Julian Cooper, Olawale Ismail, Elisabeth Sköns and Carina Solmirano *

While the United States has led the global rise in military spending over the past decade, this trend has been followed by many emerging (or re-emerging) regional powers such as China, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and Turkey. (suite…)