'Closure case would have impact on Ergenekon probe'

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.

'Closure case would have impact on Ergenekon probe'
Turkey's main opposition leader said on Sunday that only the judiciary organs should be involved in the Ergenekon investigation to avoid polarization and damage in society.

"Politics has never penetrated into such a case in Turkey," Deniz Baykal, chairman of Republican People's Party (CHP), told a TV channel.

He said allegations claimed to be in the Ergenekon probe were fictitious, and the investigation was political not legal.

Asked about proposals calling on President Abdullah Gul to step in, Baykal said, "Mr. President would try to do his best but there are limits. He can see that he is not able to do a lot."

Baykal also claimed that Constitutional Court's verdict on the closure case filed against ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party would definitely have an impact on the Ergenekon probe.

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 two senior retired generals, were detained and sent to prison within the scope of the investigation. The indictment of the lawsuit is expected to be concluded soon.

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