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Seven military officers charged in Turkey over alleged coup bid

Seven senior Turkish military officers have been charged over an alleged plot to topple a government which secularist hardliners fear is pursuing a hidden Islamist agenda.

Turkey's top military commanders, who have seen the army's role as ultimate guardian of secularism eroded under EU-backed reforms, held an emergency meeting on Tuesday and warned of a “serious situation”.

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan denies any Islamist ambitions.

Belfast Telegraph