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Ergenekon case / Time for verdict arrives
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1.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 05 Aug 2013 Mon 12:26 am


Time for verdict arrives in Turkey´s major coup plot trial
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The case, which began in 2007 with the discovery of 27 hand grenades in a house in Istanbul, has seen some of the country’s most prominent figures detained and arrested, including the likes of former Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ, Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies Mehmet Haberal and Mustafa Balbay and journalists Tuncay Özkan and İlhan Selçuk. A series of high-ranking army personnel, including retired generals Veli Küçük, Hasan Iğsız, Hurşit Tolon and Şener Eruygur, have also been jailed.
The case began with the testimonies of the owners of the house where the explosives were discovered, and the initial indictment, running nearly 3,000 pages, accused the suspects of running a mafia-like terrorist organization that aimed to “push the country back to chaos, darkness and insecurity” in a bid to provoke a military coup ..
.. all lost their mothers during the five-year legal process.
..Some 31 of the 130 witnesses were secret witnesses, while several of them subsequently outed themselves, including former high-level Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) member Şemdin Sakık, whose testimony caused a strong public backlash.

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source: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/time-for-verdict-arrives-in-turkeys-major-coup-plot-trial.aspx?pageID=238&nID=52014&NewsCatID=339

2.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 05 Aug 2013 Mon 12:30 pm

More of Ergenekon case:

A court in Turkey is expected to deliver its verdict later on Monday in the trial of more than 270 people accused of plotting to overthrow the country´s Islamic-rooted government.

 

Among the defendants is a former army chief as well as other army officers, lawyers, academics and journalists.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23571739

 

Security forces set up barricades around the courthouse in the Silivri jail complex, west of Istanbul, to tighten security after the defendants´ supporters vowed to hold a demonstration against the five-year trial that has exposed deep divisions in Turkish society.

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http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/uk-turkey-ergenekon-idUKBRE97404Q20130805

 

The head of the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB), Metin Feyzioğlu, said that it was more or less possible to predict the verdict of the Ergenekon case which is to be announced at the Silivri courthouse Aug.5....

 

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ergenekon-verdict-predictable-turkish-bar-head-says.aspx?pageID=238&nID=52018&NewsCatID=339

3.       Abla
3642 posts
 05 Aug 2013 Mon 03:53 pm

And how should this be interpreted...the power of the army is decreasing maybe.

 

I recently read an acticle about the Turkish military service. Some problems like bullying and boys committing suicides during the service (934 casualties in ten years, more than in the battle fields) were previously silenced but now discussed more openly.



Edited (8/5/2013) by Abla

4.       xxxnavymanxxx
12 posts
 05 Aug 2013 Mon 05:43 pm

 

Quoting Abla

And how should this be interpreted...the power of the army is decreasing maybe.

 

I recently read an acticle about the Turkish military service. Some problems like bullying and boys committing suicides during the service (934 casualties in ten years, more than in the battle fields) were previously silenced but now discussed more openly.

 

Ordunun gücü belkide azalıyor

5.       burakk
309 posts
 05 Aug 2013 Mon 07:12 pm

coup with 20 grenades. turkish power!

6.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 06 Aug 2013 Tue 12:11 am

Turkey´s former armed forces chief has been jailed for life for plotting to overthrow the government, after five years of trials involving officers, lawyers, writers and journalists.

Gen Ilker Basbug was among dozens of people convicted of involvement in the so-called Ergenekon plot.

Critics of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have accused him of staging show trials to eliminate his enemies.
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Journalist Tuncay Ozkan, who helped organise a series of anti-government protests in 2007, was given a life sentence with an additional 16 years
Mustafa Balbay, a journalist and MP with the main opposition Republican People´s Party (CHP), was sentenced to 34 years and eight months
Lawyer Kemal Kerincsiz, famous for bringing cases against cultural figures accusing them of "anti-Turkishness", was jailed for life
Workers´ Party leader Dogu Perincek, whose party advocates a mixture of socialism and ultra-nationalism, was jailed for life
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23571739

Ergenekon: The court case that changed Turkey

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23581891
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Clashes erupt after Turkey trial verdicts
Police disperse protesters gathered around courthouse as ex-army chief and many others sentenced in conspiracy trial.
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http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/08/201385145137288375.html

Timeline: Turkey´s ´Ergenekon´ trial
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/08/20138512358195978.html
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Turkey´s ex-army chief sentenced to life in prison for coup plot
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/turkey/10223910/Turkeys-ex-army-chief-sentenced-to-life-in-prison-for-coup-plot.html

Life sentences for 17 ringleaders of Turkey´s ´Deep State´ coup plot as epic trial concludes with 300 verdicts

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/life-sentences-for-17-ringleaders-of-turkeys-deep-state-coup-plot-as-epic-trial-concludes-with-300-verdicts-8746264.html

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I think, we will be talking about these sentences for a while.

 

7.       si++
3785 posts
 07 Aug 2013 Wed 06:14 pm

It is a horrible feeling to know that a dangerous terrorist had successfully infiltrated into the military top brass for several years, disguised himself as head of the armed forces, won Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s confidence and had access to top secret state documents.

It is equally horrible to know that several other terrorists had disguised themselves as members of the top brass, ran our universities and even joined the ranks of our profession as respected journalists. God saved Turkey from a disaster!

8.       catwoman
8933 posts
 08 Aug 2013 Thu 06:05 am

 

Quoting thehandsom

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Journalist Tuncay Ozkan, who helped organise a series of anti-government protests in 2007, was given a life sentence with an additional 16 years
Mustafa Balbay, a journalist and MP with the main opposition Republican People´s Party (CHP), was sentenced to 34 years and eight months
Lawyer Kemal Kerincsiz, famous for bringing cases against cultural figures accusing them of "anti-Turkishness", was jailed for life
Workers´ Party leader Dogu Perincek, whose party advocates a mixture of socialism and ultra-nationalism, was jailed for life

 

That sounds strange, is this good? Journalists who helped organize anti government protests sentenced for 16 years in prison? 

9.       gokuyum
5046 posts
 08 Aug 2013 Thu 07:05 am

 

Quoting catwoman

 

 

That sounds strange, is this good? Journalists who helped organize anti government protests sentenced for 16 years in prison? 

life + 16 year sentence

 

10.       Abla
3642 posts
 08 Aug 2013 Thu 07:15 am

Quote: si++

...that a dangerous terrorist had successfully infiltrated into the military top brass for several years, disguised himself as head of the armed forces...

And why not? How many military coups did you have again?

 

Concerning the convicted journalists and opposition activists I have understood the case has grown into a surrealistic drama.

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