Five Ex-Police Chiefs Facing Terror Charges
The five suspects, former Istanbul police chiefs Ali Fuat Yılmazer and Erol Demirhan, former Istanbul elite anti-terror unit chiefs Ömer Köse and Yurt Atayün and former deputy police chief Kazım Aksoy, were already in prison for a separate case involving illegal wiretapping. They were sent to court after their testimonies were taken by the Istanbul Terrorism Organized Crime Unit prosecutors.
After the nine-hour-long interrogation, prosecutor Hasan Yılmaz decided to send the suspects to the Istanbul 5th Criminal Court. They are facing charges of “being a member of terror organization,” “slander” and “forgery of official documents.”