Turkish brothers go on trial for ‘sending subliminal messages’ before coup attempt

A Turkish journalist and his academic brother have gone on trial accused of sending “subliminal messages” to the coup plotters who tried to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last year.

Ahmet Altan, a high-profile columnist, and his brother Mehmet Altan, an economics professor, were both arrested in the wake of last July’s coup attempt and charged with membership of a terrorist organisation.