World Bulletin / News Desk
Retired Lieut. Gen. İzzet İyigün was summoned by the Ankara Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday to testify as part of an investigation into the Feb. 28, 1997 coup.
İyigün was in İstanbul when the prosecutor’s office ordered his testimony. Reports said the retired senior commander was being accompanied by police to the Ankara Courthouse.
More than 10 generals and admirals have been arrested over the last month as part of the same probe.
On Feb. 28, 1997, the Turkish military forced the coalition government led by the now-defunct conservative Welfare Party (RP) out of power citing alleged rising religious fundamentalism in the country. The Feb. 28 coup brought a series of severe restrictions on religious life, including an unofficial but widely practiced ban on the use of headscarves by women at university campuses and in positions of public service.Last Mod: 06 Mart 2013, 09:45