Istanbul, May 7 () - Four prosecutors and a former commander were arrested on May 6 in the investigation into the halting of Syria-bound National Intelligence Organization (MİT) trucks in January 2014, which led to a nationwide crisis and a series of detentions against top security personnel.
The Tarsus 2nd High Criminal Court ordered the arrest of four prosecutors, along with the former Adana Gendarmerie Commander who ordered the Syria-bound trucks belonging to MİT to be stopped and searched.The defendants are accused of attempting to overthrow the government.
Last month, the Istanbul 2nd Criminal Court of Peace had arrested a total of 17 active soldiers as a part of the investigation.
Last year, a crisis erupted after MİT trucks bound for Syria were stopped and searched by authorities on Jan. 1, 2014 in the southern province of Hatay. Another group of trucks was searched by the gendarmerie in the southern province of Adana on Jan. 19.
The government had slammed the prosecutors and soldiers involved in the operations, arguing that both the truck and its personnel were protected by the MİT’s legal immunity.