MEHMET YILMAZ: THE THING MISSING IN THE ERGENEKON INVESTIGATION
July 14 2008
Something drew my attention in the news published in the country’s
dailies on Sunday regarding the Ergenekon investigation:
A connection is being established between the Ergenekon Terrorist
Organization’s "chaos creating acts" and the Hrant Dink Assassination*
and the attack against the Council of State.
The opinion of a connection between the hand grenades found in a house
in the Umraniye district of Istanbul and the Council of State attack
case has emerged as the investigation has unfolded.
At that time, the court did not take the opinion of a connection into
consideration when it handed down its ruling on the case.
On the other hand, the trial for the assassination of Hrant Dink is
still continuing and so far we have not witnessed any efforts to make
a connection between this case and the Ergenekon investigation.
Moreover, it is obvious that the negligence of the police and the
gendarmerie intelligence services had led to his murder, yet we have
not heard anything reports that the investigation is deepening in
Perhaps if it had, it might have been possible to understand the
branches of the Ergenekon network within the state.
This why I am suspicious about the methods being executed in this
Some very serious claims are being made, yet the branches of this
network are not even on the agenda of the investigation.
Note: Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, was shot dead outside his
in Istanbul in January 2007 by a nationalist minor. The assasination
created a huge reaction in Turkey and hundreds of thousands of people
held demonstrations to protest the incident.