|Commander of the First Army of Turkey|
20 August 2004 – 19 August 2005
|Preceded by||Yaşar Büyükanıt|
|Succeeded by||İlker Başbuğ|
|Born||April 1, 1942 (age 79)|
|Years of service||1962-2005|
Hurşit Tolon (born 1 April 1942) is a retired Turkish general; he was Commander of the First Army of Turkey from 2004 to 2005. In August 2013 he was sentenced to aggravated life imprisonment as part of the Ergenekon trials.
Tolon is accused of establishing the National Strategies and Operations Department of Turkey (TUSHAD) in 1993 on instructions from Ergenekon, while Tolon was serving as secretary-general of the General Staff of Turkey. Prosecutors allege that TUSHAD carried out the Zirve Publishing House massacre in 2007. TUSHAD is also said to have worked with the Turkish Gendarmerie's JİTEM intelligence unit. The Zirve murders are claimed to be part of the "Cage Action Plan", which is being prosecuted in the Poyrazköy case of the Ergenekon trials. Tolon is said to have attended meetings of Semih Tufan Gülaltay's National Unity Party.
References[edit | edit source]
- Today's Zaman, 5 August 2013, Long sentences for Ergenekon suspects, life for ex-army chief
- Today's Zaman, 24 June 2012, Clandestine military unit behind Zirve killings, indictment says
- Şardan, Tolga; Tahincioğlu, Gökçer (2008-07-24). "Dosyadaki üç esrarengiz isim" (in Turkish). Milliyet. http://www.milliyet.com.tr/Guncel/HaberDetay.aspx?aType=HaberDetay&Kategori=guncel&ArticleID=970484&Date=24.07.2008&b=Dosyadaki%20%FC%E7%20esrarengiz%20isim&ver=33. Retrieved 2009-01-07.
- "Emekli Org. Tolon ve Eruygur gözaltında". 1 July 2008. http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/gundem/9318133.asp?m=1.
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