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Turkey ex-air chief, Akin Ozturk, admits coup plot

Akin Ozturk. PHOTO: EPA

A former Turkish air force commander has confessed to planning last week’s attempted military coup, the state-run Anadolu news agency reports.

Gen Akin Ozturk was quoted as having told interrogators that he “acted with intention to stage a coup”.

Photographs of the general published by Anadolu appeared to show several injuries to his head and upper body.

The general had earlier denied any involvement in the coup attempt and insisted he worked to stop it.