TURKEY - GLADIO NEWS ---
Doing what the EU demands: cleaning up the
CIA/MOSSAD murderous swamp of military FALSE FLAG (wikipedia it!)
attacks (like 911, London 77, Bali, Madrid)
State.s dirty laundry might come out with .cosmic room. search
There is an air of expectation as the country awaits the outcome of the investigation into the .cosmic room.. Nobody has an answer to the question of what.s inside the cosmic room.
But most observers are clear on one thing: The search is an important first in the country.s history because it touches untouchables, and this might help to explain some of the most painful events of the past.
.What is cosmic?. political analyst Do.u Ergil asked during our Sunday.s Zaman interview. .There are three types of secrets: secret, top secret and cosmic, which are very, very secret..
He explained that a state can keep top secret and cosmic information in order to protect a country.s interests from external enemies.
.But when the state considers a part of society to be the .enemy. and there are top secret lists about what needs to be done against that enemy, then that is a serious case,. he said, .because a country cannot have top secret acts against its own people..
So, what are these acts, and who might be the people that the state could consider to be the enemy?
Part of the answer to these questions lies in the nature of the civilian search of the .cosmic room. which comes under the General Staff.s Special Forces Command and the Tactical Mobilization Group (STK). The searches at the STK in Ankara.s Kirazl.dere district are the first ever police raids on a military facility in Turkey. Although the civilian prosecutors were met with strong resistance, they have still undertaken a historic search.
The Kirazl.dere command was where politicians, including Bülent Ecevit, Necmettin Erbakan and Alparslan Türke., were kept under arrest during the Sept. 12, 1980 coup d.état. There also used to be a US base at the location at that time. The Kirazl.dere headquarters is believed to be where clashes between leftist and rightist groups before the 1980 coup were masterminded and coordinated.
.There are unresolved tragic and bloody events in the past like the one on May 1, 1977, and the killings in Çorum, Sivas and Mara., and the Sept. 6-7 incidents in 1955, plus assassination attempts against then-prime ministers Bülent Ecevit and Turgut Özal,. Ergil said.
He was referring to the May 1 events at the time when unknown perpetrators opened fire from a hotel on a crowd gathered in Taksim Square for May Day celebrations, killing 36. Evidence submitted to a court in 2008 as part of the indictment against Ergenekon, a shady network accused of having plotted to overthrow the government, suggests that the network was behind the incident.
When it comes to the Sept. 6-7, 1955 events, it is sometimes referred to as being the first Gladio-type action, a code name denoting the clandestine NATO stay-behind operation in Italy after World War II, intended to counter a possible communist invasion of Western Europe. Turkey.s Ergenekon is believed by some to be the last surviving version of Gladio.
The unfortunate events of Sept. 6-7 started after a newspaper headline said Atatürk.s home in Greece had been bombed by Greek militants. Fired up by the media, mobs killed and harassed non-Muslim, non-Turkish minorities in a massive campaign.
Ergil indicated that the events might have been plotted by the Special Warfare Unit. This argument was further strengthened because retired Capt. Fikret Emek, currently under arrest in connection with the Ergenekon investigation, was serving as chairman of the Military Mobility Investigation Board during the events. According to the allegations, the board was illegally established within the army in 1952 and created small cells to promote its cause.
Gen. Sabri Yirmibe.o.lu, who confessed to then-Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit that the Special Warfare Unit existed, served on the board during the Sept. 6-7 events.
Back to Ergil.s reference to the Çorum, Sivas and Mara. massacres, these provinces were ethnically vulnerable, and provocations led to many deaths as a result of Alevi-Sunni clashes.
.Military has to open its doors.
The case started with a plot to assassinate Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Ar.nç on Dec. 19, when police detained a colonel and a major who work for the STK, as their car had been seen several times passing by Ar.nç.s residence in the capital of Ankara.
They were released, but the Turkish media reported that they were suspected of plotting to assassinate Ar.nç.
Chief of General Staff Gen. .lker Ba.bu. and Land Forces Commander Gen. I..k Ko.aner met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo.an on Dec. 26. The search of the STK archives was allowed to proceed after this meeting, although the content of the meeting has not been shared with the press.
.If this investigation had not been conducted, the military could have been divided,. Ergil said. He said it is because there was already a division: pro-Ergenekon investigation forces against pro-NATO forces.
.The military has been mentally divided. It had to open its doors to the judiciary,. he added.
Another view supporting this idea came from Faik Tar.mc.o.lu, a former military prosecutor and judge and an ex-Motherland Party (then-ANAP, now ANAVATAN) deputy in the .80s. He argues that the search has been realized with the agreement of the General Staff and the government.
.The search would not be possible if the government and the military were not in agreement. This is in a way an announcement to eliminate Gladio,. he said.
Fikri Sa.lar, a member of the parliamentary commission set up to investigate the Susurluk incident, which revealed connections and cooperation between the police, politicians and criminal gangs, said the recent search is a positive move in Turkey.s struggle to become a state adhering to the rule of law.
.In the 1950s, Turkey accepted many NATO decisions and harbored a Gladio-type organization, sometimes referred to as counter-guerilla, in the name of the war against communism,. he told Sunday.s Zaman. .But it did not get rid of its illegal group like the European countries did in the 1990s..
Sa.lar said the country learned about the counter-guerilla.s extensive role in the making of the Sept. 12, 1980 coup from a book written by Gen. Kenan Evren, who led the coup. Evren assigned the Special Warfare Unit to eliminate the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) terrorist organization, which was responsible for the murders of several Turkish diplomats, but it looked for other options for survival after accomplishing its mission.
So the unit decided to deal with the Kurdistan Workers. Party (PKK) after 1985. But it went out of control and became corrupt because of the involvement of some of its members in illegal activities in the Southeast, including drug trafficking and arms smuggling. Even the state officially admitted after the Susurluk accident that the unit was corrupt. European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rulings confirmed the unit.s involvement in illegal activities and some unsolved murders during the fight against terror.
Sa.lar said that parliamentary commissions prepared excellent reports about plots staged by shadowy actors in Turkey but that political administrations have failed to implement their recommendations.
Is it going to be different this time?
.The important thing is that it is out in the open and that some documents called state secrets can be inspected by the judiciary,. Sa.lar said. .The civilian authorities could have done it before, too, but they didn.t exercise their authority before..
That.s why the country is wondering what is happening, and there is surprise, he said.
.But there shouldn.t be, because the rule of law can settle in only with the equality of all citizens, civilian or military, before the law.
Meanwhile, all eight soldiers detained in the investigation into the alleged conspiracy to assassinate Ar.nç were released on Tuesday night. Among those released were three colonels who will face trial over their role in the alleged conspiracy.
In related developments, the commander of the STK applied to prosecutors, calling for a press ban on the search under the Code on Criminal Procedure (CMK), Article 125, which calls for similar measures in relation to state secrets. However, the Ankara 12th High Criminal Court rejected the appeal on Tuesday.
Turks have been watching to see if there is any follow-through this time, having seen other probes into alleged plots drag on without any clear resolution.
Tar.mc.o.lu said it is not realistic to expect a swift elimination of Gladio-type organizations in Turkey. .There needs to be patience. But in one year or 10, there will be elimination at the end,. he said.
03 January 2010, Sunday
YONCA POYRAZ DO.AN .STANBUL