Turk court rejects appeal against Ergenekon releases

Prosecutors appealed the Istanbul high criminal court decision on release of 4 people, including two prominent journalists, Mustafa Balbay and Ufuk Buyukcelebi.

Turk court rejects appeal against Ergenekon releases
An Istanbul court on Wednesday rejected prosecutors' appeal against release of 4 people who were detained within the Ergenekon probe last week.

Prosecutors appealed the Istanbul high criminal court decision on release of 4 people, including two prominent journalists, Mustafa Balbay, Ankara representative of daily Cumhuriyet and Ufuk Buyukcelebi, editor-in-chief of daily Halka ve Olaylara Tercuman.

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 and Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into weapons.

Several Turkish figures, including two retired senior generals Sener Eruygur and Hursit Tolon as well as a business leader Sinan Aygun, was arrested and sent to jail last week.

Several other suspects, including another retired general Veli Kucuk, and Dogu Perincek, chairman of Workers' Party (IP), were arrested earlier. They are still in prison.

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