Turkey builds ‘traitors’ cemetery’ for insurgents who died in failed coup

Those who died in attempt to overthrow government denied funeral services and as country continues with crackdown

Tucked in the back corner of a construction site for a new dog shelter in eastern Istanbul lies a freshly dug, unmarked grave – the first in the new “traitors’ cemetery” created specifically to hold the bodies of plotters who died in the 15 July failed coup.

The following week, the city announced it intended to set up a cemetery specifically for those involved who had died, an estimated 24 of the almost 300 killed that night.

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