ISTANBUL – The general staff of the Turkish army has admitted that one of the possible coup plans against the AKP government could be genuine. It concerns ‘Operation Cage’, an action plan against the AK government and the religious Gülen movement that was revealed in June last year. Several Turkish media report this after a declaration was placed on the army’s website.
Soon after daily newspaper Taraf revealed the plan, the Turkish armed forces started an investigation into ‘operation Cage’ but soon concluded that the coup plans were fictitious. The investigation focused on a signature of Colonel Dursun Cicek, which was supposedly found on documents related to the plans. “Fake”, said Cicek, and the army supported him by calling ‘Operation Cage’ just ‘a piece of paper’. Recently though, the forensic laboratory concluded it was indeed Cicek’s signature.
The army now states they have evidence that possibly confirms the existence of the plan. What that evidence is remains unclear.