Monday, March 24, 2008

Evidence Links Closure Case to Ergenekon Investigation

The daily Taraf reported yesterday that a copy of Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Prosecutor Abdurrahman Yalçınkaya's indictment was found on the computer of one of the fourteen people detained in a series of arrests that took place in the wee hours of the morning Friday. The copy of the indictment is apparently dated two days before it was filed with the Constitutional Court and indicates that the current closure case with which AKP is faced might indeed be linked to the government's ongoing investigation into Ergenekon.

The arrests took place in conjunction with the ongoing Ergenekon investigation and the individuals arrested were mostly leftist journalists and members of the Workers' Party (İP). They include 83-year old Cumhuriyet columnist İlhan Selçuk and İP leader Doğu Perinçek.

Due to the lack of government disclosure, AKP has been subject to criticism in recent days that the investigation is turning into a witchhunt aimed at its political enemies.

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