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Poyrazköy indictment accepted

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News | 1/27/2010 12:00:00 AM |

An Istanbul Court of Serious Crimes has accepted an indictment leveled against 17 people who are accused of storing munitions in the Istanbul neighborhood of Poyrazköy.

An Istanbul Court of Serious Crimes has accepted an indictment leveled against 17 people who are accused of storing munitions in the Istanbul neighborhood of Poyrazköy.

The munitions were discovered April 28, 2009, in the scope of the Ergenekon investigation. The accused include military officers in active service, including one admiral.

The indictment consists of 300 pages and 24 additional files. The munitions unearthed in the excavations included 21 disposable flame throwers (15 armed and six used), 14 hand grenades, 24 hand-grenade detonators, 450 grams of C3 explosives, seven highly explosive blast bombs, seven booby traps (two of them used), 23 signal flares, 45 fog bombs, 15 signal lights, reels of different types of fuses, 3,017 gun shells of various calibers and a tube of black camouflage paint.

More than 100 journalists, writers, gang leaders, scholars, businessmen, military officers and politicians are already on trial as part of the Ergenekon case and are accused of planning to topple the government by staging a coup by initially spreading chaos and mayhem.

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