Key trial of last year’s coup attempt begins in Ankara

ANKARA

An Ankara court on Tuesday began the trial of 486 key suspects accused of taking part in last year's coup attempt, which martyred 250 people.

The suspects -- 461 of them currently in prison, 18 released under judicial supervision, and seven fugitives -- are on trial over their alleged actions centered on a military base in Ankara, then known as the 4th Akinci Main Jet Base, which was used as a headquarters by some pro-coup soldiers.

Source: Anadolu Agency