86 people indicted in Turkey for coup attempt

July 14th, 2008 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Ankara, July 14 (Xinhua) Eightysix people suspected of plotting against the Turkish government were indicted Monday at an Istanbul court, the semi-official Anatolia news agency reported. Istanbul’s chief prosecutor Aykut Cengiz Engin unveiled at a press conference the indictment, which is the first document to surface in the year-long investigation into the Ergenekon network, an outlawed organization, suspected of plotting to overthrow the Justice and Development Party (AKP)-led government.

“The indictment includes 86 suspects, 48 of whom are in prison, ” Engin was quoted as saying.

The suspects were accused of “inciting people to armed insurgency, possessing and throwing explosives, instigating these crimes, instigating the attack on the Council of State and the bombing of daily Cumhuriyet, having secret documents on state security, recording personal data, encouraging military disobedience and inciting people to enmity and animosity.”

The court has 15 days to decide whether to accept the indictment, Engin said, adding that the detailed contents of the indictment would only be unveiled, if accepted by the court.


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