Turkish Court jails 6 in Ergenekon probe

Türkiye Materials 22 September 2008 12:09 (UTC +04:00)

A Turkish court sent six people to prison within the scope of "Ergenekon" investigation on Sunday.

An Istanbul court on duty arrested Hamza Demir, Mahmut Oguz, Suleyman Solmaz, Kurtca Bektas, Riza Demir and Rifat Yildirim within the scope of an investigation launched regarding "Ergenekon" terrorist organization, reported Worldbulletin.

The court released Dogukan Yorulmaz and Levent Temiz.

Earlier on Sunday, a high criminal court in Istanbul freed retired general Sener Eruygur from prison due to health problems.

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.

The indictment regarding "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.