Jul 17

Suspected mastermind in Turkey coup served as military attaché to Israel:

A main suspect in the failed coup against the Turkish government formerly served as a military attaché to Israel, reports say.

General Akin Öztürk, also the former commander of Turkey’s air force, was arrested on Saturday along with at least five other generals in connection to the failed coup.

From 1998 to 2000, Öztürk served in Turkey’s Tel Aviv embassy and later went on to serve as the air force commander until he stepped down last year. He retained his seat in Turkey’s Supreme Military Council.

Turkey has announced that Öztürk and his alleged partners will be tried over treason charges.

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