Turkey arrests retired generals in coup probe

Two senior former generals were formally arrested under a broad police investigation into coup allegations, the state Anatolian news agency said on Sunday.

Turkey arrests retired generals in coup probe

Former head of the paramilitary gendarmerie Sener Eruygur and former first army commander Hursit Tolon were sent to prison in Istanbul.

Retired Admiral Ilker Guven, Mustafa Balbay, Ankara representative of Cumhuriyet newspaper, and Neriman Aydin who were earlier detained under the investigation were released.

Osman Gurbuz, Kemal Aydin and Durmus Ali Ozoglu were also arrested.

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 indictment of the lawsuit is expected to be concluded soon.

Agencies

Last Mod: 06 Temmuz 2008, 16:45
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