86 suspects, 46 of whom are currently under arrest, are appearing before a judge for the first time in 17 months... since an investigation started following the accidental discovery of a house being used as an arms depot in Istanbul. The suspects are facing a one year 'to' life sentence. //
The indictment accuses the suspects of links with the Ergenekon terrorist gang. They face accusations that include "membership in an armed terrorist group," "attempting to destroy the government," "inciting people to rebel against the Republic of Turkiye" and other similar crimes.
The terrorist organization of Ergenekon has also been charged with trying to oust the current elected government and control the country. Due to security reasons, several suspects have been kept under detention in isolation from each other.
GRAFIK, Veli Kucuk - Retired General
Accused of establishing and running an armed terror organization:
Kucuk is facing two life sentences in prison plus hard labor.
Other accusations claim Retired Gen Kucuk and Retired Major Muzaffer Tekin were running the liaison between the secret upper structure and the secret civil wing called the Lobby.
GRAFIK, Dogu Perincek -Leader of the Workers'' Party
Civil Wing manager of the Ergenekon:
Perincek is facing two life sentences in prison plus hard labor.
Perincek is believed to run the department of Theory, Design and Planning or known as the Civil Elements.
GRAFIK, Ilhan - The owner of the Daily Cumhuriyet, a staunchly secular newspaper
One of the top Managers in the Ergenekon:
Selcuk is also facing two life sentences in prison plus hard labor.
He is one of the managers who lead the doctrine and philosophy department of the organization.
GRAFIK, Muzaffer Tekin - Retired major
One of the managers of the Ergenekon
Tekin is facing two life sentences in prison plus hard labor.
Tekin is clamed to be the liaison person between the upper and lower wings of the organization.