Turkish court to announce verdicts of major coup plot trial
Turkish court will announce on Monday verdicts against 275 suspects of the five-year-long Ergenekon case, who are accused of plotting to depose the government. The case, which began in 2007 with the discovery of 27 hand grenades in a house in Istanbul, has seen some of the country’s most prominent figures detained and arrested. Ahead of the verdict, authorities banned protests at the court. In order to tighten security, security forces set up barricades around the courthouse in Silivri, Istanbul, where the trial will take place.