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Turkey’s former Chief of Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug, right, speaks outside his prison in Silivri near Istanbul. Turkey, Friday, March 7, 2014. Basbug was released from prison pending an appeals court review of his conviction over an alleged plot to topple Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. Basbug, 70, was sentenced to life in prison in August in a trial critics say was based on trumped up charges. His release comes a day after Turkey’s Supreme Court ruled that a lower court had violated his rights by refusing parole.His lawyer Metin Feyzioglu is at the left. (AP Photo)