Silivri

Wrapped in a Turkish flag and holding an...Wrapped in a Turkish flag and holding another one with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a protestor sits in front of police forces blocking the access to a courthouse in Silivri, near Istanbul, on August 5, 2013, where clashes erupted after a court decision to sentence a former army chief and other top brass to life in prison in a high-profile trial of 275 people accused of plotting to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government. Ex-military chief Ilker Basbug, along with several other army officers, were sentenced to life in prison, while 21 people were acquitted, according to the verdicts issued so far. The trial has been seen as as a key test in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's showdown with secularist and military opponents during his decade-long rule. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

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A protester sits in front of a police line blocking access to the courthouse in Silivri, near Istanbul, on Monday, where clashes erupted after the court handed down sentences in the Ergenekon trial of 275 people accused of plotting to overthrow the government