Eight coup generals from same town ‘against natural way of life’: Indictment
ANKARAThe origins of eight generals who allegedly participated in the July 15, 2016, failed coup in the same town is “against the natural way of life,” the main indictment regarding the thwarted coup has stated.
The indictment, which was accepted by the Ankara 17th Court of Serious Crimes on March 8, gave details of such “unnatural” incidents regarding the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) structure in the Turkish Armed Forces, daily Cumhuriyet reported on March 9.
According to the indictment, eight coup-plotting generals, who are all related to each other, are from a town of 5,000 people in Anatolia.
According to daily Cumhuriyet, the town is Yeşilhisar in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri.
“The organization was successful to a large extent with this strategy and protected its power in the command echelon. The fact that the majority of the personnel in general and admiral cadres consist of FETÖ members was explained with kinship and relative bonds and was thus kept hidden. Seven or eight generals from different ranks, who were all related to each other, were able to find spots in the command echelon at the same time. Three of those generals quit and five of them were either dismissed or jailed. A statistic like this is against the natural way of life,” the indictment read.