Monday, March 09, 2009

Turkey: Five held over plot to assassinate Turkey's PM

Five people have been arrested on the suspicion of planning an assassination of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish city of Adana, Turkish Zaman daily writes.

The newspaper writes that the assassination was planned to take place in Adana where PM Erdogan attended an election rally on Saturday. He arrived in Istasion square an hour and a half after the scheduled time from Sakirpasa airport in Adana. After the welcoming ceremony at the airport the district police directorate received a signal about an assassination planned against the Prime Minister, which caused the delay.

After analyzing the signal, the security forces detained a person. Following an interrogation, other 4 people were arrested. The questioning of the detainees continues. According to the initial claims Ergenekon organization is involved in the assassination, the daily says.

Source: FOCUS Information Agency

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