Turkey detains 62 children after military coup

Turkey detains 62 children after military coup

Turkey has detained 62 children and accused them of treason after the botched military coup last week.

The youngsters, aged 14 to 17, were from Kuleli Military school, the oldest of its kind in Istanbul, the Daily Mail reports.

They have reportedly been thrown in jail and are not allowed to speak to their parents.

Their families say that just before the coup the children were invited to a school cocktail party but were made to parade with guns, dress in army uniforms and guard their campus.
Families fear their children will be denied fair trial and say they only had two minutes to testify at a preliminary hearing in a packed courthouse which their parents were not allowed to enter.

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