Sledgehammer case suspect found dead

Colonel Halil Yildiz, a suspect in Turkey’s ongoing ‘sledgehammer’ case, has been found dead in his garden by neighbors.

Sledgehammer case suspect found dead

World Bulletin / News Desk

Colonel Halil Yildiz, a suspect in Turkey’s ongoing ‘sledgehammer’ case, has been found dead in his garden by neighbors in Bodrum, Mugla.

The 60-year-old retired colonel had been suspected of being involved in the plot to overthrow the democratically elected Turkish government via a military coup.

His neighbor Ali Riza Gul told reporters ‘‘I found him covered in blood. He was lying in a pool of blood in front of his home. I told the police. I have no idea how he could have died.’’

At present the cause of death is still being investigated.   

Last Mod: 22 Ekim 2013, 11:54
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