22 January 2018

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Ankara prosecutors on Dec. 5 applied to the Prime Ministry for permission to hear the victim and witness testimony of National Intelligence Agency (MİT) Chief Hakan Fidan as part of their probe into Turkey’s failed July 15 coup attempt. reports citing to Hurriyet.

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office sent a letter to the Prime Ministry to request Fidan’s testimony as he was, according to confessors’ testimonies, one of the names who pro-coup soldiers planned to kidnap during the attempt.

Lt. Col. Murat Bolat, who was arrested on coup charges and agreed to become a confessor in line with the effective remorse law, said in a meeting ahead of the coup activities that they planned to seize Fidan from his home in the MİT accommodation in the Yenimahalle district of Ankara using “a Skorsky and two Cougars.”

Meanwhile, on Dec. 4 parliament’s coup investigation commission head Reşat Petek said opposition parties had also demanded to hear the testimonies of Fidan and Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar.

Petek said they would invite Akar to the commission, but Fidan’s testimony could only be realized after permission is granted by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.

2016.12.05 / 12:59
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