World Bulletin / News Desk
An İstanbul court on Thursday announced that former Chief of General Staff Gen. Hilmi Özkök will testify as a witness in an ongoing investigation into Ergenekon -- a clandestine organization charged with plotting to overthrow the government.
Özkök testified as a witness in the Ergenekon investigation in 2009. In his testimony, Özkök said he was aware that some of his generals were preparing to commit illegal and antidemocratic activities, although he had never been asked to be part of such plans as he would never have permitted or created an opportunity for such a proposition.
There have been claims that a planned military coup would have been staged in 2004 if then-Chief of General Staff Gen. Özkök had supported it.
The İstanbul 13th High Criminal Court, hearing the Ergenekon case, also announced that former journalist and current Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputy Şamil Tayyar will also testify to the court as a witness.
The foreigners are suspected of trying to enter Syria illegally in attempts to join a militant group.
One attacker killed, other held in assault on Istanbul police dept.
TK1759 was carrying 170 passengers and seven crew members to Lisbon, the spokeswoman said on condition her name was not used.
Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday in Istanbul’s main courthouse on Wednesday to pay tribute to the prosecutor who was killed by a radical group.
Gunman stormed local office of ruling AK Party in Istanbul.
29 people have been arrested for having alleged links to armed leftist group DHKP-C.
Two armed people entered an office of Turkey's ruling AK Party in an Istanbul suburb on Wednesday, the private Dogan news agency reported, a day after leftist militants took a prosecutor hostage in a courthouse in the city.
The Turkish prosecutor who was held hostage at the Istanbul courthouse has passed away in hospital.
A retrial of the Sledghammer case began on Nov. 3, 2014, after the Constitutional Court ruled in June 2014 unanimously that the convicted suspects’ rights were violated concerning “digital data and the defendants’ testimonies.”
Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz says the joint Turkish-US train-and-equip program for 'vetted' Syrian fighters can start in May.
Security to top agenda at aviation conference on Wednesday in Istanbul.
Power outage in most of Turkey occurred after problems in transmission lines, Turkish Electricity Transmission Company, TEIAS officials say.
Turkey's national flag-carrier says it has cancelled flights because of political turmoil in Yemen.
A Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Sao Paulo makes emergency landing in Casablanca.
President Erdogan has said that he plans to visit Iran but will be watching the developments in Yemen
Turkish dailies on Monday focused on the main opposition CHP party's interal primary elections.