Press AgencyDec 15 2008AzerbaijanIstanbul - APA.
Addressing the trial on "Ergenekon" in Turkey, retired General, member of World Azerbaijanis Congress Veli Kucuk said the criminal case and arrests had been prepared by the order of the US,APA reports quoting Haberturk.
Veli Kucuk said though investigation on "Ergenekon" had started beforethe establishment of Justice and Development Party (AKP), the operationbegan after Recep Tayyip Erdogan's meeting with George Bush in theWhite House on November 5, 2007.
He said the secret witnesses givingtestimony against him were members of such terrorist organizationsas PKK, Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front and Hezbollahand refuted the accusations.
General said he had led the troops inborder regions for a long time and underlined that he had defendedthe friendship of Turks and Kurds.
"I said PKK did not represent Kurds, eastern problem of Turkey wasactually Armenian problem. Of course, some did not like it and that'swhy I am here," he said.Veli Kucuk's speech consisted of 101 pages. General's lawyer is hisdaughter Zeyneb.