9 detained in Armed Forces Security search
ISTANBUL / ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Nineteen simultaneous searches were conducted at OYAK’s Defense and Security Systems Company offices. AA photoNine people were detained as part of the Ergenekon probe yesterday following searches at the Turkish Armed Forces Pension Fund (OYAK) Security properties.
Nineteen simultaneous searches were conducted at OYAK’s Defense and Security Systems Company offices in Istanbul and Ankara in connection with the Turkish Council of State shooting in 2006 that killed two people.
Among the raided locations was the office of Şerif Coşkun Ulusoy, general manager of OYAK Security, although there was no order to detain him, according to reports. The detained include OYAK Security’s former defense security systems manager, Orhan Ç., and other OYAK Security workers.
In May 2006, Alparslan Aslan allegedly entered the Council of State court and killed one and wounded four of the country’s top judges in an attack that has since been linked to a broader crackdown on an alleged illegal gang known as Ergenekon.
There are allegations that security camera disks were erased while Aslan was inspecting the building prior to the attack. It was also alleged that some of the cameras might not have been operating during the day of the assault so as to cover Aslan’s trail.
OYAK Security also allegedly deleted security footage from the 2006 shooting. OYAK’s Defense and Security Systems Company denied the claims, arguing that the expert report published in the press, which indicated that the recordings had been erased during the assassination, were not prepared by the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) as claimed.
However, another recent report prepared by the Istanbul police also showed that the hard disks were erased.