In January 2010, Turkey's liberal newspaper Taraf daily reported on a plot by the Turkish army to topple the current Turkish government.
The Turkish military plotters reportedly aimed to carry out terrorist attacks and asssassinations, leading to chaos and a military takeover. (Turkey army chief and coup plot allegations)
Reportedly, the military plotted to bomb crowded mosques in İstanbul and plotted to down a Turkish plane and blame this on Greece. (Reactions grow against Sledgehammer military plot )
The plot, called Sledgehammer, was reportedly drawn up in 2003 shortly after AK Party came to power.
Reportedly, the masterminds of the plan were General Cetin Dogan, then commander of the Turkish army, former Air Forces Commander General Ibrahim Firtina and now retired General Ergin Saygun.
Reportedly, the plan was agreed at a military meeting attended by 162 active army members, among them 29 generals.
Istanbul by Nevit Dilmen
Suitcase of documents reveals plan for yet another very Turkish coup