At least 3,082 people were given years of prison sentence over their alleged involvement in the failed coup, according to the Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul.
A total of 289 cases were opened against coup suspects, Gul said, adding that 249 of those cases were finalized so far and that 3,082 suspects were given prison sentences. At least 1,949 of them received life sentences, according to earlier statistics released by the government.
Apart from the coup trials, thousands have been convicted of being members of or leading a terrorist group after they were rounded up over their alleged ties to the Gulen movement. The Turkish government accuses the Gulen movement of being behind the July 15, 2016 failed coup. The latter denies involvement.
A total of 511,000 people were detained over their suspected ties to the Gulen movement since the July 15, 2016 failed coup, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on March 11, 2019.