Defence lawyer of arrested prosecutors who investigated MIT Trucks was arrested on 27 November 2018. (1)

What is the MIT (National Intelligence Service) Trucks Investigation?

On 1 January 2014 in Hatay Province and 19 January 2014 in Adana Province MIT Trucks were stopped with the allegations that they were carrying weapons and ammo to extremist groups in Syria. Weapons and ammo were found. Hatay and Adana governors ordered the weapon searching to stop. Prosecutor Aziz Takçı who gave orders for trucks to be stopped in Adana was dismissed on 24 January 2014.

Former Public Prosecutor Özcan Şişman made an allegation against the people who prevented trucks to be searched and then on 15 January 2015 five prosecutors were dismissed for the sake of investigation. 

Former Adana Provincial Gendarme Commander Özkan Çıkay, former Adana Chief Public Prosecutor Süleyman Bağrıyanık and three prosecutors Ahmet Karaca, Aziz Takçı, Özcan Şişman had been arrested in 8 May 2015  with the charge of “espionage and attempting to abolish the government of Republic of Turkey” within the scope of MIT Trucks investigation.

13 military personnel were sentenced to life imprisonment on 8 May 2014 for stopping MIT Trucks in Adana. (2)