[QODLink]
Europe
Tensions rise in Turkey over arrests
Many worried about political power play after arrest of ex-army chief over alleged plot to overthrow the government.
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2012 20:44

Turkey's former military chief, Ilker Basbug, has been arrested for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government.

He is one of hundreds of suspects in an investigation into the Ergenekon network, a group accused of being an underground terrorist organisation plotting a coup with the aim of giving power to the army.

Basbug is the highest ranking official to have been apprehended for his alleged involvement. And his arrest has cemented an already bitter struggle between the country's government and its military.

Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Featured
Long-standing dispute over Christian use of the word 'Allah' raises concerns about a very un-Merry Christmas.
The threat posed by ISIL has prompted thousands of young Kurds to join the PKK.
Baja California - with its own grim history of disappeared people - finds a voice in the fight against violence.
Russian feminist rockers fight system holding 700,000 - the world's largest per capita prison population after the US.
Weeks of growing protests against Muslims continue in Dresden with 15,000 hitting the streets last Monday.