One suspect in Ergenekon probe released

Okkir, was arrested on June 24th, 2007, suffered from several health problems some time ago and he was hospitalized in the northwestern province of Edirne.

One suspect in Ergenekon probe released

A Turkish businessman who had been detained under "Ergenekon investigation" was freed on Thursday.

Turkish businessman Kuddisi Okkir, arrested within the scope of the investigation in 2007, was released from prison due to health problems.

Okkir was arrested on June 24th, 2007 and sent to a prison in the northwestern province of Tekirdag. He suffered from several health problems some time ago and he was hospitalized in the northwestern province of Edirne.

A detailed health report about Okkir was sent to the prosecutor. The prosecutor asked the court on duty to release Okkir due to health problems and the court freed the businessman.

Okkir is still under treatment at hospital.

Actually 48 people, including retired general Veli Kucuk and Workers' Party (IP) chairman Dogu Perincek, in prisons within the scope of the investigation.

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 were detained and sent to prison within the scope of the investigation. The prosecutors carrying out the investigation have not yet completed the indictment of the lawsuit which is believed to be concluded soon.

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