Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Semdinli commission finds Susurluk report censured

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A Prime Ministry report on the Susurluk scandal -- which revealed secret links between mafia, the security forces and the government -- recently sent to Parliament's Semdinli commission was found to have been edited.

The Semdinli commission was established to shed light on mysterious bomb explosions and resulting unrest in the southeastern towns of Semdinli and Yuksekova in Hakkari in November and testimony taken has suggested that the state security forces may have been involved.

As some commentators have drawn similarities between the Semdinli and Susurluk incidents -- for revealing secret dealings between state officials -- the Semdinli commission asked the Prime Ministry for its report on the Susurluk incident.

Read the whole story on The New Anatolian

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