Judge reveals papers signed by Turkish prime minister

Judge reveals papers signed by Turkish prime minister

ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan signed a number of documents that were part of a directive issued by the National Security Board (MGK) in January 2006, Chief Judge Hasan Hüseyin Özese revealed during the ongoing Internet propaganda case.

Lawyers indicated that the documents were highly significant as the websites that were the focus of the trial were established in accordance with the aims prescribed in the documents.

The documents outlined an action plan against “separatist activities” as part of the government’s war against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). They also called for continuing the struggle against media channels, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and certain other persons allegedly affiliated with the PKK.

The ongoing case referred to an alleged document from the General Staff that ordered the establishment of 42 Internet sites to distribute propaganda against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and PKK, as well as Greeks and Armenians.