Turkish prosecutor seeks acquittal of 83 alleged coup suspects
ISTANBUL – Doğan News AgencyAn Istanbul prosecutor demanded the acquittal of 83 suspects in Poyrazköy Coup Plot Case on Sept. 18.
During the trial at the Anadolu 5th Penal Court, prosecutor Sezai Öztürk said 83 suspects in the Poyrazköy Case, which also included cases such as “cage action plan,” “assassination attempts on admirals,” “files found in Gölcük” and “probe against ÇYDD [Support for Contemporary Living Association],” should be acquitted, in his 19-page opinion. The prosecutor also said the case should be closed for naval army member Saadettin Doğan, who died May 27, 2014.
The Poyrazköy Case probed the discovery of a large cache of ammunition in a military zone on the outskirts of Istanbul. Excavations in the Poyrazköy area on the Asian side of Istanbul were carried out, after the investigation of nine sacks of documents confiscated from a Navy base in Gölcük.
A total of 17 suspects, mostly naval officers, were then indicted for involvement in a plot to discredit and unseat the Turkish government.
On Jan. 28, 2014, all suspects in the case were released on probation in light of a Constitution Court ruling on lengthy detentions.