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Previous Sham Trials Are Ending: All 46 defendant were released

Armed crime syndicate case ended in Izmir by releasing 46 defendants after 7 years, including Businessman Ahmet Memis from city of Kayseri who was accused to be in relation with retired chief of police Ibrahim Sahin who was defendant of Ergenekon case.

According to the prosecution held by specially authorized chief prosecution office, operation made to 40 different addresses in 10 different cities, in March 2010. During the operation, offices and homes of Ahmet Memis, businessman from Kayseri who was accused to be in relation with Ibrahim Sahin who was defendant of Ergenekon case, Manager of Alsancak Dental Hospital Celal Unal, Aegen University Hospital Manager Nevzat Kaya and retired sergeant Ibrahim Gulmez who partner of a security company owned by retired colonel Levent Goktas who was also defendants of Ergenekon case, were searched. During the search 2 grenades, 3 guns, components for AK-47 rifle, many cartridges, sniper rifle binoculars, 13 computers were founded.

Accusation prepared by Republic prosecutor Mehmet Sait Demiroz , following accusations were made for 46 defendants: seting up armed crime syndicate, bribing, plotting official tenders, fraud,threat to personal freedom, blackmailing, storing personal private data. As the case going on, all defendants released.

Case is being handled by Izmir 2nd Criminl Court. Lawyers and some defendants without arrest attended to the last session. Lawyers of defendants stated the prosecutor prepared the accusations and previous judge handling the case were arrested due to being member of FETO/PYD terror organisations, and all the case was a conspiracy and requested release of the defendants. Upon a short break of the court board, announced decision to release all defendants and ended the case.

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