Accused Turkey coup leader said to confess to role

Turkey’s state-run news agency says that the country’s former Air Force commander accused of being the coup ringleader has confessed to a role in Friday’s failed coup attempt.

Anadolu Agency quotes Gen. Akin Ozturk as telling prosecutors questioning him in Ankara that he “acted with the intention of carrying out a coup.”

Before his detention, Ozturk denied in a statement that he was involved in the uprising, insisting that he had worked to quash the coup.

— AP

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