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ANKARA, Turkey, (AP) – A prosecutor says 86 people have been indicted on terrorism charges for their alleged involvement in plots to topple Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government.

Prosecutor Aykut Gengiz Engin says the 86 have been charged with either forming or being a member of a terrorist organization, or of inciting public unrest with the aim of toppling the government.

Engin, announcing details of a long-awaited indictment released Monday, did not name the suspects charged, but reports have said the group includes former army officials and journalists.

The suspects were detained as part of an investigation into an alleged hardline secularist and nationalist group. The group was uncovered after police found a cache of hand grenades at the house of an army officer in Istanbul last year.

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