Top court rejects application by July 15 Türksat raid suspect

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court has rejected an individual application filed by Aydın Yavuz, who is standing trial for taking part in a raid on the Turkish Satellite Communications Company (Türksat) in Ankara’s Gölbaşı district on the night of a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

Yavuz is one of five civilian suspects in the trial in which there are also 11 military suspects who all face aggravated life sentences on various coup charges. Their trial began at the Ankara 14th High Criminal Court in April.

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday rejected an application filed by Yavuz, who claimed that his personal security and right to freedom have been violated during the trial.

This is the first application from a coup suspect examined and rejected by the top court.

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