Turkish prosecutors to probe state TV over Ergenekon coverage

Turkish prosecutors to probe state TV over Ergenekon coverage

The Ankara Prosecutor's Office opened an investigation Thursday into officials from Turkey’s state-run television, TRT-2, over a program it aired in which a shadowy witness in the controversial Ergenekon case was interviewed.

The prosecutors demanded footage of the program from TRT, state-run Anatolian Agency reported.

 

TRT came under fire after Tuncay Guney, a key witness of the Ergenekon operation, made allegations regarding a number of politicians, media organizations and former army commanders during an interview on current affairs program, Buyutec.

 

Guney, who now lives in Canada as a rabbi, made allegations during questioning in investigation into the so-called Ergenekon gang when he was detained in 2001. Guney’s testimony is perceived as the basis of the prosecutor's claims regarding the probe.

 

Experts and psychiatrists however question Guney's reliability and agree that he might be suffering from a mental illness.

 

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