Ex-intelligence operative Kaşif Kozinoğlu laid to rest
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Kozinoğlu was laid to rest yesterday after having a heart attack in Silivri Prison despite attempts by doctors to revive him. He was charged with being a member of a terror organization and leaking the state’s confidential documents. AA photo
Kaşif Kozinoğlu, a former intelligence operative who died Nov. 12 while under arrest for his alleged involvement in the Oda TV case, was laid to rest at noon yesterday in the Kocatepe Cemetery in Istanbul’s Ümraniye district.
Prominent figures attended Kozinoğlu’s funeral, including Şenkal Atasagun, the former head of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT); Nilgün Doğan, the wife of former First Army Commander retired Gen. Çetin Doğan, who is currently under arrest within the scope of the “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) case and actress Perran Kutman.
The MİT undersecretariat, as well as Tuncay Özkan, a suspect in the Ergenekon trial, sent funeral wreaths to the ceremony. A military funeral was also held for Kozinoğlu at noon in the Selimiye Mosque in Istanbul’s Üsküdar district.
Kozinoğlu fell ill while in prison and died of a heart attack despite attempts by doctors to revive him. Arrested within the scope of the Oda TV case, which concerns a website known for its fierce criticism of government policies, Kozinoğlu was to appear before the judge at the case’s first hearing Nov. 22. He was charged with being a member of a terror organization and leaking the state’s confidential documents.