Turkey Detains 10 Retired Admirals over Maritime Accord Statement

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    Turkey has detained 10 retired admirals for signing a statement in support of an 85-year-old maritime accord, accusing them of conspiring against the constitutional order, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Monday.

    Officials said their declaration on the Montreux Convention, signed by more than a hundred former high-ranking navy personnel, was a direct challenge to civilian government and evoked past army interventions.

    Turkey’s military staged three coups between 1960-1980 and pressured the first Islamist-led government out of power in 1997.

    The admirals are suspected of conspiring against state security and constitutional order, news website Haberturk said.

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