287,299 Pages

Çetin Doğan (born 15 May 1940, Maçka[1]) is a retired Turkish general. He was Commander of the First Army of Turkey (17 August 2001 - 20 August 2003). In 2012 he was sentenced to twenty years in prison for his alleged involvement in the 2003 "Sledgehammer" coup plan;[2] Doğan is said to have been the leader of the group that planned the coup.[3][4] He is also charged in the case of the 1997 military memorandum.[5]

Professor Dani Rodrik (Doğan's son-in-law) has written that the Sledgehammer evidence against Doğan was fabricated, citing various anachronisms and errors in the key coup plan document.[6][7]

In 2007 Doğan was appointed head of the Board of Trustees of Ahmet Yesevi University by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer. He was replaced in March 2008 by new President Abdullah Gül.[8]

Doğan has written columns for the Aydınlık newspaper since May 2011,[9][10] and published two books.[11]

Doğan graduated from the Turkish Military Academy in 1960.[12]

Books[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. kimkimdir.gen.tr, Orgeneral Çetin Doğan (1940 - .... )
  2. Hürriyet Daily News, 21 September 2012, Court hits ex-top soldiers hard; accessed on 22 September 2012
  3. Hürriyet Daily News, 9 January 2013, Turkish Army denies having coup documents
  4. Today's Zaman, 4 May 2012, European human rights court says coup suspect Doğan's arrest legal
  5. Hürriyet Daily News, 14 June 2013, 37 suspects released in Feb 28 coup probe
  6. Pinar Doğan and Dani Rodrik, Foreign Policy, 6 April 2010, How Turkey Manufactured a Coup Plot
  7. Pinar Doğan and Dani Rodrik, The New Republic, 24 May 2010, Turkey’s Other Dirty War
  8. Pinar Doğan and Dani Rodrik, The Sledgehammer Coup Plan and the Case of Çetin Doğan
  9. Çetin Doğan, Aydınlık, 12 May 2011, Tarih yazılırken (1) - (TAMAMI)
  10. Aydınlık, Çetin Doğan
  11. Çetin Doğan, Aydınlık, 20 July 2011, ÇETİN DOĞAN: ATEŞİ VE İHANETİ GÖRDÜK
  12. Umar, Leyla (25 March 2003). "Biz asla Irak'a savaş açmayız". Vatan. http://haber.gazetevatan.com/haberdetay.asp?Newsid=6891&Categoryid=56. Retrieved 18 December 2010. 

This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.