Generals questioned over Feb 28 ‘post-modern coup’
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
A specially authorized Ankara prosecutor ordered the detentions of 13 military personnel, including former Gendarmerie Commander Fevzi Türkeri. DHA photoA special-authority prosecutor sought to arrest 10 retired and active-duty soldiers yesterday on coup charges in the latest stage of the “post-modern coup” probe.
The court had not yet decided whether to heed the prosecutor’s demand when the Hürriyet Daily News went to print.
A specially authorized Ankara prosecutor ordered the detentions of 13 military personnel, including Gendarmerie Commander Fevzi Türkeri, on April 25, as part of a probe into the Feb. 28 post-modern coup of 1997. The suspects were questioned by the prosecutor yesterday about the documents of the “Western Working Group,” which was a committee of military officials that is said to have monitored the government’s activities and kept illegal records of private information about thousands of people, before being sent to court. Türkeri is known as the general who issued briefings to the journalists during the Feb. 28 process.