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Dec. 13, 2012 Police push back hundreds of protesters trying to enter a courthouse in Silivri near Istanbul where prosecutors are scheduled to deliver their final arguments in the case against 275 people accused of plotting to overturn the Islamic-leaning government. A verdict in the four-year case involving 275 defendants — including Turkey's former military chief, Ilker Basbug, and other army officers as well as lawyers, academics and journalists — is expected in the coming weeks. The defendants face dozens of charges, ranging from membership in an underground "terrorist organization" known as Ergenekon and instigating an armed uprising against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party, which came to power in 2002. AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo