Turkish court acquits all defendants in coup plot trial -lawyer

March 31, 2015 2:41 PM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court acquitted all 236 military officers in a retrial over an alleged 2003 plot to unseat then-prime minister Tayyip Erdogan, after the prosecutor said key evidence was inadmissible, a defense lawyer told Reuters.

In 2012 a court sentenced the officers to jail over the "Sledgehammer" conspiracy dating back to 2003, a year after now-President Erdogan's AK Party came to power.

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