Up to 106 military personnel were given aggravated life sentences for attempting a coup that killed 250 people in Turkey on July 15, 2016.

Investigations made by Turkish authorities revealed that the coup attempt was carried out by Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), which used infiltrators in the military to seize power.

Izmir was one of the critical locations, serving as “a base for logistics” for coup plotters, according to prosecutors who say that putschists coordinated travel of military units to other cities from military bases in the city.

Izmir, Turkey’s third largest city on the Aegean coast is home to several key military bases, including Çiğli, the air base where a team of putschists assigned to kill President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gathered.

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