25th Oct 2016


Turkey wants 1,900 years in prison for Gulen

Turkish prosecutors are calling for Muslim teacher Fethullah Gulen, who lives in exile in the US, to serve two life sentences and an additional 1,900 years in prison on charges of instigating the failed coup on 15 July, state news agency Anadolu has reported. The proposed penalty comes after Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan had spoken of reinstating capital punishment, a move that would have ended Turkey's EU accession bid.

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