Turkish riot police and secular protestors clash after hearing verdict of Ergenekon trial in Silivri, near Istanbul, Turkey 05 August 2013. Turkey's former military chief, Ilker Basbug, sentenced to life imprisonment, retired colonel Arif Dogan was sentenced to 47 years; former North Sea field commander Mehmet Otuzbiroglu was sentenced to 20 years and journalist Erol Manisali was sentenced to nine years.The defendants include military officers, journalists and academics accused of membership in Ergenekon, a right-wing underground organization that allegedly plotted to destabilize the government and stage a military coup.

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Turkish riot police clash with protesters following verdicts in the Ergenekon trial in Silivri, near Istanbul, one of the most politically charged trials in the country’s history