Prosecutor completes indictment against OYAK
ISTANBUL - Doğan News AgencyThe Istanbul Prosecutor’s Office sent its indictment yesterday to a court in an investigation into the alleged deletion of security camera footage related to a shooting in the Council of State that killed one person in 2006.
Specially authorized Istanbul prosecutor Muammer Akkaş prepared the indictment against 10 suspects employed at the Defense and Security Systems Company of the Turkish Armed Forces Pension Fund (OYAK SGS) after a four-month investigation.
The suspects, six of whom were already arrested pending trial, include former OYAK SGS General Manager Orhan Çoban and the company’s former deputy general manager, Mustafa Tarık Özyılmaz, according to reports.
On May 2006, Alparslan Aslan allegedly raided the Council of State, shooting and killing one of the country’s top judges and wounding four others in an attack which has since been linked to a broader crackdown on the alleged Ergenekon gang. The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) sent a report to the prosecutor’s office in 2010, indicating that the security camera footage of the 2006 shooting had been deleted. The prosecutor’s office then launched an investigation into the allegations before conducting a search at the offices of OYAK’s security firms on Jan. 3, 2010.