Report: CDs in Balyoz case forged

Report: CDs in Balyoz case forged

ISTANBUL
Report: CDs in Balyoz case forged

Dursun Çiçek is the top suspect in the ongoing Sledgehammer trial.

A recent report prepared by a Britain-based consulting company has claimed that two CDs used as evidence against the suspects in the Sledgehammer (Balyoz) case are “fake.”

Pınar Doğan, daughter of Balyoz suspect retired Gen. Çetin Doğan, and her husband Dani Rodrick wrote on their blog that a report by Arsenal Consulting concluded that dates and times related to at least 76 documents found on CDs 11 and 17 were forged. Arsenal has also concluded that dates and times related to the creation of CDs 11 and 17 have been forged, daily Cumhuriyet reported on March 23.

The report said CDs 11 and 17 could have been created in mid-2006, three years after it was claimed to have been created, according to the report. The consulting company also said they have serious concerns about the authenticity of all the documents on CDs 11 and 17 due to the evidence tampering that has been uncovered thus far.

Pınar Doğan and Rodrick came to Turkey recently from their home in the United States to bring attention to mistakes they claim exist in the indictment against Gen. Çetin Doğan and other suspects in the coup plot case.

Turkey, Balyoz, Sledgehammer