Ergenekon Gang Plots Coup
Turkish authorites are looking into a plot to overthrow the government and using university campuses to do it. Officials have started investigating several recent clashes at Turkish Universities and believe the incidents to be all related and to be the works of one known gang. The gang is called 'Ergenekon' and authorities say the campus uproars are all a part of the movement's plan for a coup.
fight broke out between groups of students with conflicting ideological beliefs at Akdeniz University on Sunday. In light of recent events where police were called in, it appears to be more than just coincidence.
In one of the incidents, two groups of students actually manufactured the fracas simply to make a disturbance and create chaos.
With this in mind, it's not unreasonable to think that similar incidents were organized by the same groups.
In another shocking discovery, this time on a computer owned by Ergenekon, a manifesto was found claiming the country would undergo intense turmoil through social clashes, particularly at universities that would result in a coup.
The gang also planned to use both labor unions and freshman students at universities to advance their agenda of destabilizing the country. They even went so far as to refer to the incoming students by the term "positive resource".
Ergenekon called their mission "Project 2009" named so as it was their hope to lay the groundwork for the coup by next year.
The manifesto of the gang suggested close relations and cooperation with other national and international terror organizations.
After the scenes of campus shootings some media comments on the incident called it a haunting reminder of the Sept. 12, 1980 coup.
Ebrunews / AP
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