Previously, suspects in the case had denied preparing and storing those documents and claimed that the documents were sent through the use of a computer virus. Documents seized by police from odatv.com had revealed detailed plans by the news portal to incite chaos in society through provocations and to play down ongoing probes against coup plots, as well as to put pressure on the court hearings of these cases.
In January, the İstanbul 16th High Criminal Court, which is hearing the OdaTV case, asked TÜBİTAK -- a semi-independent scientific research body -- to determine if the documents were really sent to the computers of the news portal through the use of a virus.
TÜBİTAK sent a lengthy report that included the findings of its investigation to the court on Monday. According to the 339-page report, TÜBİTAK experts discovered viruses in the computers, but the evidence did not suggest that the documents were sent to the computers via a virus.
The İstanbul 16th High Criminal Court has reportedly started to examine the TÜBİTAK report.
The OdaTV suspects are being charged by the prosecutor with generating moral support in the media for those who were preparing to stage a coup and laying the groundwork for a coup. Some 13 people, including Soner Yalçın, owner of OdaTV, and Yalçın Küçük, who is being prosecuted in the ongoing Ergenekon investigation, are suspects in the trial.