Prosecutors investigate 1990s killings

Thu, Dec 13, 2012, 00:00

Turkish prosecutors are investigating the 1990s deaths of public figures including former president Turget Ozal, a newspaper said yesterday, acting on suspicions they may have been killed by a covert establishment network.

State prosecutors in the eastern city of Malatya have widened their probe into the 1994 death of a colonel, and have requested state dossiers on the deaths of Ozal and three other public figures, according to the Haberturk newspaper. It said that the prosecutors’ office believed the four may have been targeted over attempts to end conflict with the Kurdistan Workers Party militant group.