New dossier reveals Ergenekon’s murderous deeds
TODAY’S ZAMAN - 30 April 2009
The leaders of Ergenekon, a clandestine terrorist organization charged with plotting to overthrow the government, masterminded the plan to kill a Turkish-Armenian journalist in January 2007, as well as the murders of dozens of people whose bodies were dumped at a crossroad in Sapanca, near İstanbul, according to new evidence compiled by the prosecution that was made public on Monday.
The dossiers of evidence from the second indictment in the trial of the suspected members of Ergenekon were handed to defense attorneys on Monday evening.
Metin Doğan, a former noncommissioned military officer who testified as a witness in the murder trial of three Christian missionaries brutally killed in Malatya, has testified for the prosecution in the Ergenekon case. According to Doğan’s testimony, retired Gen. Veli Küçük, a prime suspect in the Ergenekon investigation, confessed that his people had plans to kill Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who would later be shot to death in broad daylight outside his newspaper’s office in 2007.