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Cable 112: Turkish Government Targets Clandestine Deep State Group

Cable 112: Turkish Government Targets Clandestine Deep State Group

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This is a 2008 US State Department report on a Turkish police operation against the clandestine Deep State organization, an underground political group composed of right wing military and police personnel with alleged ties to the notorious Operation Gladio stay-behind networks of the Cold War.
This is a 2008 US State Department report on a Turkish police operation against the clandestine Deep State organization, an underground political group composed of right wing military and police personnel with alleged ties to the notorious Operation Gladio stay-behind networks of the Cold War.

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O 300720Z JAN 08 ZDSFM AMCONSUL ISTANBULTO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7825C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03ISTANBUL 000051SUBJECT: UMRANIYE ROUND-UP TARGETS DEEP STATE
REF: A. 06 ANKARA 1442¶B. 06 ANKARA 3772Classified By: Consul General Sharon A. Wienerfor reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).¶1. (C) Summary. The January 22 police round-up of scores of people in Istanbul and othercities, related to the discovery of a weaponscache in Istanbul's Umraniye district last June,may be a battle in the war to fight the "deepstate" in Turkey. The "deep state" is a vague,ill-defined network of like-minded people(including former military personnel and
 
government officials) with ties to Turkey'sultra-nationalists that purports to provide an"alternative" to state power. Allegedly, thisextra-legal grouping works to influence anddeliver public support behind actions by realstate actors, often the military. Some, such asformer Prime Minister and President SuleymanDemirel, voice support for this power center.Current PM Erdogan apparently opposes it and islooking for ways to subvert if not destroy it.There is speculation the contemporary deep statehas overlap affiliation with popularly termedOperation Gladio, a Cold War "stay behind"network organized to resist possible Sovietoccupation. Successful prosecution of a deepstate network would strike a blow againstnationalist impunity and demonstrate a strongcommitment to rule of law. Despite apparentsupport for this investigation at the highestlevels of the political leadership, prosecutioncan only be successful with the cooperation ofTurkey's arch-nationalist judiciary. EndSummary.
--------------UMRANIYE RAIDS--------------
 
¶2. (C) In pre-dawn raids on the morning ofTuesday, January 22, police in Istanbul and atleast four other cities took suspects intocustody under suspicion of belonging to whatIstanbul prosecutor Zekeriya Oz labeled aterrorist organization. Press report policemonitored Ergenekon (ultra-nationalist club)members, actions and telephone conversations for8 months as part of an investigation of astockpile of explosives and ammunition foundJune 12, 2007, in Umraniye, a middle classdistrict on the Asian side of Istanbul.Istanbul-based TESEV Foreign Policy DirectorMensur Akgun believes there is an Ergenekon linkto clandestine "stay behind" networks (popularlyreferred to as Operation Gladio after theItalian version) set up in NATO countries toresist potential Soviet occupation. Akgun saysErgenekon is part of the "Deep State" apparatusin Turkey and believes Prime Minister Erdoganforced the military to acquiesce to policeexposure and prosecution of the group.¶3. (U) According to police, the Istanbul raidswere part of an organized counterterrorismeffort carried out in Istanbul, Adana, Izmir,Duzce, and Malatya. Thus far, 60 suspects havebeen detained from nationalist groups calledErgenekon, Atabeyler, Sauna, and Umraniye.During initial raids in June/July 2007, police

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