ANKARA

A total of 2,327 defendants have been handed life sentences in cases related to the 2016 defeated coup by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in Turkey.

According to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from judicial sources, following the July 15, 2016 defeated coup chief public prosecutors carried out over 100,000 investigations.

Out of 289 cases, 270 of them completed, a total of 3,838 defendants were convicted.

The Turkish courts ordered aggravated life sentences for 1,224 convicts.

Among them were 71 former generals, 829 former officers, 173 former sergeants, 50 former specialized sergeants and four former police officers.

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