Turkish prosecutors release 7 suspects in opposition plot probe

Prosecutors ordered further interrogation of the remaining suspect, a man with initials S.K., who was claimed to have made the tip-off.

Turkish prosecutors release 7 suspects in opposition plot probe

Prosecutors in Istanbul on Wednesday ordered the release of seven suspects out of a total of 13 in an investigation into an alleged plot to assassinate Deniz Baykal, the outgoing leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's (CHP) Party, Anadolu news agency said.

Baykal resigned of his post on Monday after a video tape allegedly featuring him having an affair with a female deputy of CHP was released on a video-sharing web-site last week.

Five more the suspects were released on Tuesday evening in the probe over the plot which came out after a senior CHP spokesman alleged the Istanbul police department had received a tip-off that a hitman was hired to shoot Baykal "in the knees" during a visit to Brussels on April 13, but that the plan had been called off two hours before it was executed.

Prosecutors ordered further interrogation of the remaining suspect, a man with initials S.K., who was claimed to have made the tip-off.


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