Gen Tolon arrested in Istanbul

Gen Tolon arrested in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Gen Tolon arrested in Istanbul

Tolon was also arrested in July 2008 but was released due to ailing health. DHA photo

An Istanbul court arrested Gen. Hurşit Tolon in the ongoing Ergenekon coup plot case yesterday. 

Specially authorized prosecutor Mehmet Ali Pekgüzel requested the arrest of Tolon on “serious suspicions of a criminal act.” 

Tolon objected to the request, saying he attended all court hearings despite not being under arrest and showed no signs of attempting to flee. 

The court ordered Tolon’s arrest after a recess. 

Tolon was arrested in July 2008 on charges of “leading a terrorist organization” and “attempting a coup” but was released pending trial in February 2009 due to ailing health.

Ergenekon is an alleged ultranationalist gang accused of plotting to overthrow the government by breeding chaos in society. k HDN