#AceWorldNews – TURKEY:Jan.02:The trial of 13 Turkish police officers began in Ankara on Friday.
The officers are accused of setting up bugs to spy on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he was prime minister during the corruption scandal in December 2013.
However, only eight of them will be present at the court as five others are on the run.
If found guilty, they face over 30 years in prison.
Erdogan said their actions were concocted by his political rival Fethullah Gulen to bring down his government.