Turkey Military's Defenders

June 8, 2011 - 6:30 AM
In this Thursday, May 12, 2011 photo, a group made of mostly wives and daughters of senior military, titled "Vardiya Bizde Platformu" or "We are on Watch Platform" wear t-shirts with portraits of their husbands and fathers in Istanbul, Turkey. The small corps of relatives of the imprisoned men lobby against what they call false charges with placards, petitions and social media. In reversal of Turkey's old order, relatives of military brass lobby for their release from prison. Two hundred former and current military officers are on trial for an alleged conspiracy in 2003 against a government that then sapped the military of political influence it had enjoyed for decades. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)