Monday, July 18, 2016

Turkish former air force commander tells interrogators he DID plot coup against Erdogan – after he is pictured bloodied and beaten

Photographs appeared to show several injuries to Gen Ozturk's head and upper body      Former Turkish air force chief Akin Ozturk has confessed to prosecutors his role in plotting the coup that attempted to topple the government over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports
Former Turkish air force chief Akin Ozturk has confessed to prosecutors his role in plotting the coup that attempted to topple the government over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu Agency reports.
Gen Ozturk was quoted as having told interrogators that he 'acted with intention to stage a coup'.
Earlier today officials accused of masterminding the uprising, including Ozturk, were paraded on camera with their hands bound and ordered to give their name and rank before being taken to be interrogated.
Photographs appeared to show several injuries to Gen Ozturk's head and upper body.
More than 200 people were killed after a faction in the military launched the coup attempt on Friday night, sealing off a bridge across the Bosphorus, trying to capture Istanbul's main airport and sending tanks to parliament in Ankara.
Gen Ozturk had earlier denied any involvement in the coup attempt and insisted he worked to stop



The footage of him and others accused of being traitors was allegedly filmed at a police station in Ankara where the men are being held in custody before they appear in court later today. 
The release of the video comes after an EU official suggested the swift rounding up of nearly 3,000 judges and military officials after the failed coup in Turkey suggests the government had a list of names prepared beforehand.
Pictures from the footage show several high ranking generals being led into a room with their hands tied behind their backs.
As well as looking dishevelled Ozturk was also pictured with cuts to his face and a bandage over his ear 
Ozturk, pictured in his military uniform,  was due to be retired this August at a meeting of the YAS, which convenes twice a year
As well as looking dishevelled Ozturk was also pictured with cuts to his face and a bandage over his ear 
'Traitors': Ozturk (pictured front centre) was earlier among 27 men forced to stand on a staircase with their hands bound as they were paraded for the cameras 
'Traitors': Ozturk (pictured front centre) was earlier among 27 men forced to stand on a staircase with their hands bound as they were paraded for the cameras 
As they stand there, one man shouts: 'Are you happy you failed?' before they are all ordered to give their names and ranks in an attempt to shame them.
And once they have finished, they are then ordered to leave the room by a man shouting 'get out' before another group are brought in and expected to do the same.
Meanwhile later footage showed the men all standing on a staircase as they are paraded in front of the cameras.
Among them is Akin Ozturk, head of the air force until 2015 and a member of High Military Council (YAS), who was pictured looking dishevelled wearing a striped polo shirt.
Ozturk was due to be retired this August at a meeting of the YAS, which convenes twice a year. According to his biography, still on the military's website, he was born in 1952.
Among those arrested is Akin Ozturk, pictured, head of the air force until 2015 and a member of High Military Council (YAS), who was seen looking dishevelled wearing a striped polo shirt
Among those arrested is Akin Ozturk, pictured, head of the air force until 2015 and a member of High Military Council (YAS), who was seen looking dishevelled wearing a striped polo shirt
The detainees, including Ozturk were rounded up and had their hands bound by police with cable ties 
The detainees, including Ozturk were rounded up and had their hands bound by police with cable ties 

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