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Latest update : 2011-03-23

'Operation Sledgehammer' goes to trial

A trial has opened in Turkey this week over the so-called 'Operation Sledgehammer'. 200 members of the military, including some senior commanders, are accused of plotting to overthrow the AKP government in 2003. The AKP has mildly Islamist roots, though Turkey itself and the military are secular. The government's critics say the trial's politically motivated, but there's no doubt it's bringing deep divisions within the country to the fore.

Programme prepared by Kate Williams, Marie Billon and Patrick Lovett

By Assia Shihab

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2018-05-24 Asia-pacific

Training future football champions in Vietnam

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2018-05-23 Asia-pacific

Philippines moves towards allowing divorce

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2018-05-22 France

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

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