15 June 2012 /ALPER GÖRMÜŞ TARAF
Recently, new findings have surfaced that have had the potential to illuminate a number of dark incidents in the past by enabling us to discover links between them.
These include the pieces of information leaked from the new indictment about the killing of several Christian missionaries at the Zirve Publishing House in Malatya in 2007. These pieces of information have three major implications: The campaign launched against non-Muslim minorities and missionaries between 2002 and 2007 represents an area where the “serious” deep state worked very closely with the Ergenekon network. Therefore, the Ergenekon trial is actually the Zirve trial. And if the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink is to be solved, this will be the departure point. Two fear factors had been effectively used since the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) assumed office in 2002: reactionaryism and separatism. As these factors lost their effectiveness thanks to the AK Party’s policies, new fear factors had to be invented in the post-2002 period. The campaign targeting Christian missionaries and minorities was designed to this end.