Turk prosecutors to submit Ergenekon indictment this week

The prosecutors have been preparing for over a year an indictment into Operation "Ergenekon" -- launched after hand grenades and fuses were seized in a shanty house in Umraniye, Istanbul.

Turk prosecutors to submit Ergenekon indictment this week

Three Turkish prosecutors are expected to submit an indictment into Operation "Ergenekon" till the end of this week, judicial authorities said on Tuesday.

Zekeriya Oz, Mehmet Ali Pekguzel and Nihat Taskin, three prosecutors working at Istanbul's Besiktas Court House, are to present the indictment to the concerned court till the end of this week.

The prosecutors have been preparing for over a year an indictment into Operation "Ergenekon" -- launched after hand grenades and fuses were seized in a shanty house in Umraniye, Istanbul.

They can also prepare an additional indictment regarding the people detained on Tuesday within the scope of the investigation if they think necessary.

The Istanbul Chief Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation into 27 hand grenades, TNT explosives and fuses seized in a shanty house in Umraniye on June 12th, 2007.

Within the framework of the investigation, a retired non-commissioned officer Oktay Yildirim and owner of the shanty house Mehmet Demirtas were detained. On June 19th, 2007 a retired officer Muzaffer Tekin and retired non-commissioned officer Mahmut Ozturk were arrested.

Forty-five people including retired general Veli Kucuk; Dogu Perincek, the chairman of the Workers' Party; party's secretary general Nusret Senem; lawyer Kemal Kerincsiz; retired officer Fikret Emek; Sevgi Erenerol, the spokesperson of the Turkish Orthodox Patriarchate; "Susurluk case convict" Sami Hostan; associate professors Umit Sayin and Emin Gurses were also arrested.

Former president of Istanbul University Kemal Alemdaroglu and Ilhan Selcuk, the columnist of Turkish daily newspaper Cumhuriyet, were detained but later released.

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