Friday, April 10, 2009
A Turkish investigation into an alleged ultra-nationalist coup plot has spread to Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus.
The "prime minister" of the territory - which is recognised only by Turkey - says he wants two former Turkish Cypriot leaders to be investigated.
Ferdi Sabit Soyer said there were "serious allegations" about his predecessor Dervis Eroglu and former "president" Rauf Denktash.
Mr Eroglu dismissed the move as a "dirty political game".
The authorities in northern Cyprus are due to hold general elections on 19 April. The allegations mentioned by Mr Soyer concern alleged links to a detained Turkish trade union leader, Mustafa Ozbek, who is a suspect in the so-called Ergenekon case, Turkish media report.
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