I came across a video of media footage on the 1995 Gazi Incident. It has yet to be proven if this was a work of Ergenekon gang.
It is also alleged that those detained were involved in provocation and agitation during the Gazi incidents of 1995, when tens of people died in clashes with the police in demonstrations after an attack at an Alevi coffeehouse in the neighborhood.[*]
Protests after the Gazi massacre in 1995
In the mean time,
The Ankara 11th High Criminal Court hearing the case on the 2006 attack on the Council of State, which left a senior judge dead, announced yesterday that it will wait for another court’s decision before it rules to merge the case with the ongoing Ergenekon trial in İstanbul.
The investigation into Ergenekon is approaching a critical juncture. Up until now, the crucial question has been whether or not the case would reach the top echelons of the military, allegedly involved in plotting two military coups and clandestine activities aimed at overthrowing the government during the tense period of 2003-2004.
I spent most of last week in the southeastern provinces. I have been to Diyarbakır, Batman, Mardin and a number of local districts. Frankly, I was happy to see that the observations we make in İstanbul about the politics of the region largely correspond to the realities on the ground.
Today’s Zaman, Turkey
The Ankara 11th High Criminal Court will hand down its decision today to either approve or deny a request to merge a case concerning an attack on the Council of State with the currently ongoing Ergenekon trial in Istanbul. In December of last year,
When I stand back and watch everything that is happening, I am struck by the sense that great injustices have been done to the inept, unsuccessful coup-plotters.
This is the recurring question in the notes taken by the columnist and Ankara bureau chief of daily Cumhuriyet, Mustafa Balbay, recording conversations with putschist generals in 2003 and 2004.
The main subject in Mustafa Balbay’s journals is the debate over how the ruling political party should be removed. And those who entered into this debate with this journalist are top-level members of the military.
|Whatever is inside a clay pot seeps into the clay walls. Every person reflects their personality and engages in activities that fit their character. "Coup-ism" is the same way.|
Notes kept by Cumhuriyet daily Ankara Representative and columnist Mustafa Balbay concerning his meetings with generals between 2002 and 2005 which reveal the generals’ preparations to stage a coup have sparked fresh debates on the course of the Ergenekon trial.
The tradition of military coups and retired Gen. Şener Eruygur-like pashas is the product of a "structure" within the military.
The latest information we have as a result of the continuing investigation into Ergenekon shows us just what sorts of calamities even Turkey’s modest little democracy has managed to sidestep in recent years.