Taraf Newspaper "Egemen Action Plan" Trial

İstanbul Terror and Organized Crime Investigation Bureau, drafted a 276-page indictment featuring the former employees and journalists of Taraf newspaper Mehmet Baransu, Ahmet Hüsrev Altan, Yıldıray Oğur, Yasemin Çongar as “suspects”. The defendants are charged for obtaining and publishing the top secret “Egemen Action Plan” by the General Staff. This plan drafted in 2003 included the military strategy to be implemented by 1. Army Corps in a possible war between Turkey and Greece.

The trial continues at Istanbul 13. High Criminal Court and Taraf Newspaper executives and the journalist Mehmet Baransu stand trial for “Disclosing confidential information about the security and political interests of the state, destroying documents related to the security of the state, using these documents for a separate purpose, stealing such documents, obtaining documents concerning state security.” (Turkish Penal Code, Articles 326/1, 43, 327/1, 329/1).

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