Ergenekon suspect general hospitalized in Turkey

Türkiye Materials 17 September 2008 13:34 (UTC +04:00)

A Turkish retired general was hospitalized on Wednesday from a high-security prison in the northwestern province of Kocaeli, reported Worldbulletin.

Retired general Sener Eruygur was taken to the hospital of the Kocaeli University's Faculty of Medicine after he immediately felt sick at the maximum-security prison in Kocaeli's Kandira town, reported Anadolu Agency.

Eruygur was in the prison within the scope of the "Ergenekon" investigation.

Doctors have not made a statement regarding Eruygur's health problem yet.

An alleged criminal network that came to be known as "Ergenekon" was revealed after police seized hand grenades, TNT explosives and fuses in a shanty house in Istanbul on June 12th, 2007. Several Turkish figures, including retired senior army officers, were detained and sent to prison within the scope of the investigation.

At the beginning of July, Sener Eruygur, who is also the chairman of the Kemalist Thought Association, was arrested together with another retired general Hursit Tolon.

The indictment regarding the operation "Ergenekon" was filed at an Istanbul court, indicting 86 people on charges of attempting to overthrow Turkish government. The 2455-page indictment includes 86 suspects, most of whom are in prison.

An Istanbul court will hold the first hearing of the case on October 20th.