From the AP: A Turkish court formally charged and jailed seven senior Turkish military officers Wednesday for allegedly plotting years ago to overthrow the country’s Islamic-leaning government.

The court in Istanbul sent four admirals, an army general and two staff colonels to jail pending a trial and released six other officers who still could be charged later.

Prosecutors were still questioning several other high-ranking officers, including former chiefs of the Navy, Air Force and Special Forces.

About 50 commanders were detained Monday in Turkey’s highest profile crackdown ever on the military after discovering alleged military plans drafted in 2003 to overthrow the government and gathering wiretap evidence to back that up.  (photo: AP)