Turkish court finishes detailed ruling for Ergenekon coup case
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
ISTANBUL (AA) - The Istanbul 13th High Criminal Court announced that it has finalized the 16,600-page summary of the Ergenekon coup attempt case, which investigated an alleged network of hardline nationalists formed to topple Turkey’s incumbent government.
It took 12 days for the court to complete the summary of the ruling it had made on August 5, 2013.
Upon its completion, the ruling that is comprised of three books was uploaded to the National Judiciary Informatics System (UYAP).
It can be viewed on the system on Thursday after electronic verification has been completed.
In March, courts in Istanbul released some of the detainees from the large-scale trial on the alleged "Ergenekon" organization, including retired former general Veli Kucuk, who was accused of being among the senior figures within the organization.
Forty-five people, among them military officers and journalists, were released due to a new law that brought the maximum detention period down to five years from ten.
The Ergenekon case was filed six years ago against 275 people, including military officers, politicians and journalists, over an apparent conspiracy to overthrow the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party government.
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