Parliamentary commission on coup attempt to hear from Erdoğan’s brother-in-law
AA photoA parliamentary commission on Turkey’s thwarted July 15 military coup attempt is set to hear the opinions of prominent figures including President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s brother-in-law, Ziya İlgen, from whom Erdoğan said he first learned about the coup attempt.
The commission is made up of deputies from all four of Turkey’s political parties with seats in parliament. It held its first meeting on Oct. 7.
Nine lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), four lawmakers from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), one lawmaker from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and one lawmaker from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were named to the commission.
Along with İlgiz, the commission will also listen to Russian political theorist Alexandr Dugin, believed to be close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who previously said he notified the Turkish authorities of an impending coup attempt on July 14.
Former chiefs of general staff Yaşar Büyükanıt, Hilmi Özkök, Işık Koşaner, İlker Başbuğ and Necdet Özel are also among the names that the commission will consult.
In addition, Deputy Chief of the General Staff Ümit Dündar, former interior ministers Efkan Ala and İdris Naim Şahin, and Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Gültan Kışanak are among the names who will join the commission.
A number of journalists, including Nedim Şener and Fehmi Koru, will also contribute to the commission’s works.