Turkish prosecutor’s killer becomes far-right MHP’s MP candidate

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İbrahim Çiftçi, who killed Turkish prosecutor Doğan Öz while he was trying to investigate the counter-guerrilla organizations before the 1980 military coup, became the far-right Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) deputy candidate from Ankara.

Doğan Öz was investigating MHP members who committed murders of leftist revolutionaries and had prepared a report on this counter-guerrilla force for the-then Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit. In 1978, he was murdered by Çiftçi, a member of the Grey Wolves (“Ülkü Ocakları”) — regarded as the armed wing of the MHP.

Grey Wolves was responsible for many killings of leftist students, state officials, and civil servants, particularly during the 1970s. Prosecutor Öz’s report read that they were affiliated with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Çiftçi confessed to killing the prosecutor in 1978 and was sentenced to death, but his sentence was not executed. The Military Court of Cassation later acquitted him of the charges, without giving a clear explanation.

Çiftçi has been a member of the Central Decision and Management Board (MKYK) of the MHP for many years.

Source:Duvar English

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