As "Cagers" caged…

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A new leaked document claims that “Operation Cage” by the Ergenekon gang planned assassinations on non-Muslim Turkish citizens to provoke and contain AKP rule…

Ministry announces number of people tapped
Hurriyet Daily News- The ministry had earlier said that within the last five years, 69 judicial officers were tapped ? 56 of them related to the Ergenekon case

Third letter from military source raises tensions in Turkey (SETimes.com)

Turkey probes fresh allegations of anti-govt plot
Reuters
They say these conspirators belong to a shadowy, nationalist group dubbed the “Ergenekon” network. A judge suspended until Monday a hearing in the

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu of CHP backed down and gave support to Onur Öylem who had explicity supported the Dersim Massacre of Alevite citizens. Two those who claim him to be the “Gandhi of Turkey”: Gandhi my ass.

A documentary on Dersim Massacre (In Turkish)

In order to create a Turkish nation from above, Turkish nationalists waged a campaign against non-Turkish and non-Muslim elements of the empire.The First World War served as an excuse for the Young Turks, then the Turkish goverment, to exterminate Armenians. It was a deliberate and sustain war, in the course of which hundreds of thousands Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks had been ruthlessly killed or forced into exile.The collapse of the Ottomans had left a power vacuum, filled by another section of the Turkish nationalists, called Kemalists at a later time.In 1937-38, i.e., at a time when world attention was focused on the Second World War, the Turkish nationalists commited another genocide. This time the victims were Dersimis, who are also known as Kızılbash or Alevis. Approximately 40.000-70.000 of them were killed and thousands were taken into exile. The Dersim Genocide of 1937-1938 was on one hand a continuation of the Kızılbash extermination of the Ottoman times and also an extermination of an ethnically distinct and separate people from Turks.

?Fiction of fiction? and ?the deep state?

by YAVUZ BAYDAR
Those who read the latest shocking story in daily Taraf yesterday would possibly not have been able to help smiling ironically.

Will Turkey benefit from Ergenekon? – Le Monde diplomatique – English edition

Some papers fail to cover action plan against non-Muslims
Today’s Zaman
That discovery came as part of the investigation into Ergenekon, a clandestine gang whose suspected members are currently standing trial on charges of
Ergenekon probe exposes surveillance of Armenian community
Today’s Zaman
The investigation into an alleged illegal network known as Ergenekon has revealed that a civilian who was formerly employed by the Turkish Armed Forces

 

Ergenekon defendant Balbay denies accusations
Today’s Zaman
Giving his defense testimony yesterday to the judges of the İstanbul 13th Higher Criminal Court, which is hearing the Ergenekon trial, Balbay said the

Naval forces junta planned to undermine AK Party with non-Muslim assassinations
Today’s Zaman
That discovery came as part of the investigation into Ergenekon, a clandestine gang whose suspected members are currently standing trial on charges of

Junta had more munitions to carry out Cage action plan
Today’s Zaman
Hundreds of weapons and thousands of bullets have been found thus far, either hidden or abandoned at roadsides since the start of the Ergenekon

Turkey warning on AK Party ban

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Turkey’s deputy prime minister says any move to ban the governing AK Party would hit the country politically and economically.

EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight – Turkey: Government Launches PR Offensive on Kurdish Question

Arı sponsors pro-Ergenekon conference at US Congress
Today’s Zaman
Ergenekon is known as a terrorist organization in Turkey, suspected of countless atrocities, all committed in the hope of overthrowing the democratically

 

Plan for bloody attack on Koç Museum was part of Cage action plan
Today’s Zaman
An Ergenekon-linked plot to launch a bloody attack on students visiting the Rahmi M. Koç Museum in İstanbul was part of the Cage Action Plan [Kafes]

 

Öcalan’s Isolation on The Imrali Island Ends

from Bianet :: English
After rights organizations had criticized the conditions of Öcalan’s isolated imprisonment, 5 convicts have been transferred to İmralı Island where the PKK leader is imprisoned since 1999. He will be allowed to see them 10 hours a week.

The Kurdish initiative — no way back

by AMANDA AKÇAKOCA

Being Kurdish has never been easy. Whether from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey or elsewhere, Kurds have never been treated fairly or kindly. In Turkey, for most of the past 80 years, its 14 million-odd Kurds have not had a pleasant time. They have been repressed, tortured, jailed and worse.

The CHP?s calculations

by STAR NASUHİ GÜNGÖR

The Republican People?s Party (CHP), looking at the near future, is no doubt making the following calculation: If it succeeds at interrupting or stopping the democratic initiative process in Turkey, the political vacuum that might emerge in the ensuing chaos would actually produce more CHP supporters.

Plot colonel?s release disappointing

by FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK
The release of Col. Dursun Çiçek on Friday, 44 hours after being arrested on charges of membership in Ergenekon — a clandestine gang charged with plotting to overthrow the government — created great disappointment among many in Turkey who want Turkey?s democracy be free of military influence.

 

Ergenekon?s counter attack in the US

by İHSAN YILMAZ

The ARI Foundation, known as Arı Grubu in Turkish, is organizing a luncheon at the US Congress on the Ergenekon case on Wednesday. The speaker is Gareth H. Jenkins, an İstanbul-based journalist and author of ?Between Fact and Fantasy:

Çiçek’s release raises doubts about court impartiality
Today’s Zaman
Legal professionals are continuing to react to the release of a colonel on Friday, 44 hours after he was arrested on charges of membership in Ergenekon

 

Civilians to be enlisted in ‘action plan’ discovered
Today’s Zaman
An anonymous person responsible for the examination of computers at the General Staff in connection with Çiçek’s plan sent a letter to Ergenekon prosecutors

 


Military allegedly planned to send false letters to papers
Hurriyet Daily News
According to the Radikal report, the letter was sent to the chief prosecutors of the Ergenekon case. The letter claimed the military had plans to send the

Confession

by ABDULHAMİT BİLİCİ
The press conference held on behalf of the General Staff to announce accredited journalists revealed some very important facts. One of these undoubtedly is the General Staff?s confession that the whistle-blowing officer — who sent the original of the controversial conspiracy document to prosecutors — is a source that deserves to be taken very seriously.

Minority leader hit list found on major’s computer
Today’s Zaman
The İstek Foundation is owned by Ergenekon suspect and former İstanbul Mayor Bedrettin Dalan, who is currently at large and believed to be abroad.

‘Malatya killings could be linked to Ergenekon
Today’s Zaman
25 since the istanbul 13th highcriminal Court has not responded to an inquiry over whether the Malatya killings have any link to the Ergenekon case.

Who else would they wiretap?

by BUGÜN GÜLAY GÖKTÜRK
This time they are making the same commotion about the wiretapping of certain judges and prosecutors.

 

Poll: Military plot damaged public trust in TSK
Today’s Zaman
The plot details a plan to destroy the image of the government and the Gülen movement in the eyes of the public, to play down the Ergenekon investigation
[News Analysis] Plot colonel Çiçek’s release unlawful, say prominent jurists
Today’s Zaman
The release of a colonel on Friday, 44 hours after being arrested on charges of membership in Ergenekon — a clandestine gang charged with plotting toDemocratic initiative crosses important threshold
Today’s Zaman
Last week was important for the government, the opposition and the Ergenekon case. The week began with two critical questions: The first was what the

 

Who is ready for a Kurdish solution?

by İHSAN DAĞI
It appears that the Kurdish initiative will not receive any backing from the main opposition parties. The latest debate in Parliament last Friday showed once more how some politicians approach the initiative as an opportunity to fan the heat of Turkish nationalism instead of contributing to the solution of a long-standing problem of the country.

Misery of the oppositional mind

by YAVUZ BAYDAR

When the stormy, historical session in Parliament on Friday evening ended, I crossed the uncrowded border gate into Greece with some friends into the region called Western Thrace, where a less concerned minority of some 100,000 Turks have lived for ages.

[CROSS READER] Lack of constructive opposition once again shows its face

The ruling Justice and Development Party?s (AK Party) democratic initiative, which aims to settle Turkey?s decades-long Kurdish issue, was discussed at length in Parliament on Friday, after heated debates on Tuesday, when the issue was first discussed in Parliament.

MHP?s nationalism and the Kurdish issue by MÜMTAZER TÜRKÖNE

by MÜMTAZER TÜRKÖNE
Nationalism is the party doctrine of Turkey?s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). In other words, nationalist ideology is the raison d?être of this party. This doctrine implies that all characteristics of the party are directly based on nationalism, giving the MHP a basic direction in all areas.

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