In a Hollywood courtroom drama, you know that the hero, set up by the bad guys, will eventually be cleared – but not before the noose tightens around his neck. Just when it looks like the accumulating evidence has condemned him, a sudden turn of events will prove his innocence and expose those who framed him.
If Turkey’s ongoing political-military trials ever find their way to the screen, there will be no shortage of such denouements.
But unfortunately there will not be a Hollywood-style happy ending here.
Read Dani’s column on the Balyoz and Ergenekon trials here.