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Turkey’s Cemetery of Traitors

The soldiers condemned without trial

By Alev Scott   September 2016

A sign reading in Turkish "Traitors' Cemetery" is seen in front of unmarked graves, built specifically to hold the bodies of coup plotters who died in the failed military coup of July 15, in eastern Istanbul Wednesday, July 27, 2016. In the week following the attempted coup, the local municipality announced it intended to set up a cemetery specifically for those involved - traitors who didn't deserve a decent burial ©Cavit Ozgur/AP/Press Association Images

A sign reading in Turkish "Traitors' Cemetery" is seen in front of unmarked graves, built specifically to hold the bodies of coup plotters who died in the failed military coup of July 15, in eastern Istanbul Wednesday, July 27, 2016. In the week following the attempted coup, the local municipality announced it intended to set up a cemetery specifically for those involved - traitors who didn't deserve a decent burial ©Cavit Ozgur/AP/Press Association Images A sign reading in Turkish “Traitors’ Cemetery” in front of unmarked graves in eastern Istanbul, 27th July…

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