At long last, Turkey’s consitutional court has reversed the conviction of the more than 200 officers previously found guilty in the bogus Sledgehammer coup plot, leading to the release on June 19th of all those in jail (including Cetin Dogan).
Even though a retrial is to take place, the ruling is a coda to the last four-and-a-half years during which we have moonlighted as criminal investigator, forensic analyst, and political activist. It has been a truly surreal and bizarre experience, given how so many intelligent people bought into — and refused let go of — a coup plot that was patently fictitious.
So this is a good time to post a longish account of our involvement in the story. Dani wrote it as much to make sense of it to himself as to explain it to others. You can download it here.