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Chief of staff at the Turkish navy vice admiral Veysel Kösele arrested as part of a military espionage probe.

Today, vice admiral Kösele and some other admirals had arrived at an İzmir prosecutor’s office to testify in an ongoing army spying case.

After questioning, prosecutor directed Admiral Kösele an one lieutenant to a court requesting they arrest. The court ordered vice admiral Kösele and lieutenant arrest.

The investigation against the espionage gang started in 2009 after allegations arose that the gang reportedly targeted active-duty officers with knowledge of details about warcraft radar location. The suspects are also charged with listening to private phone conversations and spying on some officer’s bedrooms through cameras and blackmailing them. In the operation, 93 people including 59 active-duty-soldiers have already been detained. The suspects are also charged with sending escort girls to the officer’s homes.


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Faruk Beisser

9/16/2012 11:54:54 AM

Thank you, thank you, Gülen's AKP! Keep on arresting the officers through kangaroo courts on trumped up charges and soon no power is left that will prevent you from turning Turkey into another Iran! Hooray for our future Grand Ayatollah!

Sid Mark

9/16/2012 10:21:44 AM

@mara.Turkey is already being attacked in the South East.There are many reports saying that a major part of the country is under seige.The area can only be approached by aircraft and helicopters.

mara mcglothin

9/16/2012 3:18:57 AM

Same old same old. The witch hunt continues. Very sad for Turkey. Let us all hope that no one decides to attack these days, when the military officers are all in prison. Now it not the time.

Tekion Particle

9/15/2012 5:59:47 PM

Sounds like a whole load of made up stuff to me. I am afraid if Turkey have to face a war at present there is no able officer left to take charge. I think they will start arresting conscripts once they ran out of officer to arrest.
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