Detention sought for 45 people over Turkey’s ‘Cosmic Room’ investigation
ANKARAThe Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s Office ordered the detention of 45 people over the controversial “Cosmic Room” investigation, opened back in 2009 following an alleged plot to assassinate former Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç. Some 23 of those on the detention list were detained by police at various addresses, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
Judge Kadir Kayan was also along the suspects for whom detention warrants were issued.
Kayan was one of the judges who searched top-secret military documents held in two “cosmic rooms” at the Turkish General Staff, where documents pertaining to state or military secrets are archived. The search was conducted as part of an investigation into an alleged assassination plot against Arınç.
A large number of documents, CDs, and hardiscs containing state and military secrets were seized during the investigation into the alleged assassination plot.
The court eventually dropped the prosecution six years after it was first opened.