Turkish soldiers to testify in suspected military plot case

Turkish soliders will testify in court over suspected military plot to smear the ruling AK Party.

Turkish soldiers to testify in suspected military plot case

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish soliders will testify in court over suspected military plot to smear the ruling AK Party.

An unnamed officer recently had sent what they called the original document of the suspected plot to a prosecutor.

The soldiers, accused of destroying documents in the plot, have been on Friday brought to Besiktas court in Istanbul.

Reports said Albay Dursun Cicek, who had allegedly his sign on the conspiracy documents against the government and a religous movement is said to be among the group in cour to testify.

The alleged plot was first unveiled in June by liberal newspaper Taraf, which said then it had obtained a photocopy of an army document detailing a suspected plan that recommends a goal of ending the activities of the ruling Justice and Development Party. The document suggests discrediting cleric Fethullah Gulen by arranging for the discovery of weapons and ammunition in houses of his supporters.

According to media reports, the unnamed officer also attached a letter in which the officer accuses senior military commanders of being aware of the coup and of ordering the destruction of all evidence of the plot.

After the reports, General Staff said, "for a detailed research of the issues included in the scope of the military judiciary, it was ordered that an investigation take place."

Erdogan-Basbug meeting

The critical summit between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Chief of General Staff Gen. Ilker Basbug surprisingly took place late Thursday, which the two discussed the recent developments on suspected military plot in the meeting that lasted for one hour and 20 minutes.

A written statement were made after the meeting.

According to the statement from the prime minister's press office, Erdogan and Gen. Basbug discussed matters concerning security of the country and discussions on the "action plan on fight against fundamentalism."

The statement said "the debate around the action plan on fight against fundamentalism were discussed.The alleged action plan was carried out by civil and military courts.

"This process is expected to uncover the truth, judicial process should be awaited to conclude. "Everyone should refrain from attitudes and statements targeting persons and institutions," said the Prime Ministry.

Meanwhile, General Stuff Presidency cancelled weekly press conference taking place every friday for today.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Ekim 2009, 15:13
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