First sentence: attempted coup Turkey lifelong

Two senior officers Thursday in the Turkish Eastern Erzurum to life imprisonment for their part in the attempted coup last summer. The are the first two verdicts against coup perpetrators.

The Court ruled that the Colonel and the major part of a network that was driven by the liberal Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, a political rival of president Echeverria.

Members of police units and of the armed forces did 15 July a bloody attempted coup the next day under more piece ran on massive popular resistance and the lack of supporters in the Turkish army. In a statement at the time seemed to go to military putschists who wanted to back to the strictly secular order of for the Government of Erdogan. After the coup, the Government that Gülen behind the attempted coup. At the attempt are almost 250 people lost their lives.