Ergenekon: The bizarre case that shaped modern Turkey
Hundreds faced arrest and prosecution since 2007 over membership of a 'terror' organisation - but prosecutors recently ruled that the group may never have existed
In July, Turkey saw the closure of one of the longest-running and strangest chapters in its recent political history: the notorious Ergenekon trials.
For decades prosecutors and police claimed a secretive, ultra-secular, ultra-nationalist organisation named Ergenekon had been carrying out terrorist attacks and manipulating events behind the scenes, all in an alleged plot to throw Turkey into chaos and justify a military coup ousting then-prime minister, and current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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