Turkish court accepts Ergenekon indictment

A Turkish court agreed on Friday to hear a case against 86 people accused of plotting the violent overthrow of the government, Turkish media reported.

Turkish court accepts Ergenekon indictment
By World Bulletin with wires

A Turkish court agreed on Friday to hear a case against 86 people accused of plotting the violent overthrow of the government, Turkish media reported.

A criminal court in Istanbul set the date of the first hearing as October 20th, 2008.

The 86 defendants named in the indictment include the head of the İP, a small nationalist party, journalists, businessmen, academics, drug lords and retired army officers.

The defendants face charges including incitement to armed insurrection, aiding a terror group and possession of explosives.

A separate indictment is to be prepared for two senior retired generals who were found to be involved with Ergenekon.

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.
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