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49 arrested so far.

Turkish police arrest 50 officers in move against anti-Islamist coup – Times Online

Former Top Generals Detained in Turkish Coup Inquiry – NYTimes.com

Ergenekon sees biggest raid, two former force commanders detained
Today’s Zaman
The plot was allegedly devised by the military members of Ergenekon, a clandestine criminal organization accused of plotting to overthrow the government.

Turkish military ‘plotters’ held

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Fourteen top Turkish military figures are arrested over an alleged coup plot dating back to 2003, media report.

File transfer to Istanbul sparks new debate on legal authority
Hurriyet Daily News
Legal experts engaged in a fresh debate after the files of the recently arrested Erzincan prosecutor were transferred to Istanbul, saying Ergenekon

Prosecutor versus Prosecutor – Bar Associations Object

from Bianet :: English
Istanbul prosecutors will follow up the file of Erzincan Chief Prosecutor Cihaner. HSYK appointed successors for the Erzurum prosecutors responsible for the search and arrest of Cihaner. Lawyer Serbest applied to the ECHR upon the HSYK decision. 25 bar associations objected Cihaner’s arrest.

Mr. and Mrs. Judges

by FEHMI KORU-  YENI ŞAFAK
The members of the judiciary who pay visits to members of the Supreme Board of Prosecutors and Judges (HSYK) send the message ?We are by your side.? But do they look at the photos of their visits once again when their minds are clearer? This photo is not supposed decrease the respect paid to their professions or them personally.

As you see, the top judiciary is independent

by EMRE AKÖZ – SABAH

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a speech delivered on Saturday in İstanbul, called on members of the high judiciary to be impartial, stressing that they must resign if they want to have a career in politics.

From the HSYK coup to the Nigerien coup

by NUH GÖNÜLTAŞ – BUGÜN

The night the HSYK conducted its Feb. 17 coup in Turkey, another junta was preparing to take action somewhere else in the world.

BÜLENT KENEŞ – Gen. Başbuğ must be dismissed

by BÜLENT KENEŞ
First, let us sweep aside certain underdeveloped countries that have failed to complete their political evolution like Niger, where a major overthrew the government last week.

ŞAHİN ALPAY – What?s wrong with hard-line secularism in Turkey?

by ŞAHİN ALPAY
In no other mainly democratic regime are the state and the government as distinct as they are in Turkey. And since the coming to power of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002, relations between the two have been fraught with tension.

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – Başbuğ wiretapping case suspicious

by FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK

A voice recording belonging to Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ that was posted on various Web sites last week featured the general speaking about a recently unearthed assassination plot against Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and indicated that Başbuğ himself had assigned officers to Arınç?s house.

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