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Turkish soldiers secure the area on September 2, 2013 as vehicles carrying detained Turkish army officers arrive at a courthouse in Ankara. Turkey’s former army chief and more than 100 other suspects went on trial on September 2 over a 1997 bloodless coup that toppled the country’s first Islamist head of government. General Ismail Hakki Karadayi stands accused with 102 co-defendents of “overthrowing the Turkish government by force.” Prosecutors have called for a life sentence for Karadayi, who did not attend the hearing at an Ankara court due to ill health. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN