[Readers should be aware of the Zionist MEMRI source of the following explanation of the current Turkish political scene. Either ignore it, or take it with a grain of salt, but the Israeli mind-twisters are projecting Ergenekon and Sledgehammer as false flag deceptions by the Turkish Islamists' party, JDP (Islamist Justice and Development Party), which just might be true. In my reading of these things, I think that Ergenekon is a smokescreen thrown-up by the CIA-backed Gulen Islamists, to turn the Turkish people against their military leaders before Turkey reaches a point of absolute crisis, when the military just might be needed. The "Ergenekon" investigation into the old Turkish Gladio network put in place by NATO, was generated by the discovery of a crate of grenades and the investigation into how they got buried in the first place. The investigation revealed the Gladio-type "Sledgehammer" plot that was on somebody's books, similar to Operation Northwoods, the American version of the same plot-type. Northwoods, like Sledgehammer, were plots intended to implicate leftists and liberals in seditious plots against the state. These "stay-behind networks," like the Turkish "Deep State" are old plots, concerning old, perhaps outdated weaponry, representing little threat to the state today.
The real threat from these Deep State elements, which are busily at work undermining every country on the planet, is not from these old networks, but from the new conspiracies, which have sprung-up from the military and spy service personnel who were involved in the original plots. Today's conspirators operate in an entirely different manner, no longer content with simple false-flag attacks intended to defame and slander liberals and leftists, today they sponsor terrorism outright, for the seditious purpose of staging destabilizing governments. Even though both the new terror-masters and the old Gladio killers are pushing terrorism as an excuse for military intervention, the excuse of providing covert resistance to an invading power has been cast aside, in favor of instigating outright insurrection.
The real plot involves CIA-related interests and "private security" arrangements, promoting the "moderate Islamist" power structure. Turkish interests are used to project CIA activities in the Middle East and Central Asia. Uncovering the CIA/Gulen connection is the most important investigation that has yet to begin. Getting past the smokescreen of Ergenekon is just the beginning.]