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Turkey: 72 defendants imprisoned for life in clashes on a suspension bridge

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A man covered with blood points at the Bosphorus bridge as Turkish military clashed with people at the entrance to the bridge in Istanbul on July 16, 2016. (Bulent Kilic/AFP)
  • The verdicts come as Turkey prepares to celebrate the anniversary of the failed coup

ISTANBUL: On Thursday, 72 defendants imprisoned for life in clashes on a suspension bridge in Istanbul in which 34 individuals were killed amid an endeavored upset two years prior, as per state-run Anadolu agency.

More decisions are required to be issued for 71 different litigants for the case. Litigants were accused of purposely killing regular citizens who noticed a call from President Tayyip Erdogan to challenge the upset plotters on the bridge over the Bosphorus Strait.

Turkey plans to honor the commemoration of the July 15, 2016 coup endeavor on Sunday, and Erdogan commends his ongoing race as the primary leader of the nation’s almighty official administration.

The new name of the bridge is the “July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge,” the bridge was a flashpoint for clashes for the evening of the coup. Casualties included Erol Olcok, a promoter who ran political crusades for Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party, and his 17-year-old son.

The UN human rights office said in March that The coup endeavor provoked a broad crackdown against officers, government employees, and scholastics associated with connections to the Muslim cleric whom Turkey faults for the fruitless putsch. Turkey has kept 160,000 individuals and expelled almost a similar number of government workers since the fizzled upset.

The Turkish media have been overwhelmed with dedicatory programming about the coup endeavor. TV channels have been airing film of troopers who partook in the overthrow surrendering, stripped of their garments and weapons, and heads-carved ladies squaring off against tanks in the road.