Turkey jails 14 over alleged anti-US attack plan


A Turkish court has jailed 14 people pending trial on charges of al Qaeda membership for allegedly planning an attack on the US embassy in Ankara, state media said on Saturday.
The suspects were detained on July 12 ahead of the visit to Turkey of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was due to meet Turkish leaders in Istanbul on Saturday. State-run Anatolian news agency said the court in the Turkish capital on Friday evening ordered the 14 be remanded in custody, while releasing one further person. One of the suspects had carried out reconnaissance on the U.S. embassy and other diplomatic premises.


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