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Prime Ministry: telepathy may be involved in engineers' deaths

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5 August 2013, Monday /AHMET DÖNMEZ, ANKARA
A report the Inspection Board of the Prime Ministry has recently completed on the mysterious deaths of some engineers working for a Turkish defense industry giant, ASELSAN, maintains that the young engineers may have been driven to commit suicide after being exposed to telepathic attacks aimed at destroying them psychologically.

Four engineers working for ASELSAN died in mysterious and consecutive deaths in the years 2006 and 2007. Following the initial probe conducted after the deaths of Hüseyin Başbilen, Halim Ünsem Ünal, Evrim Yançeken and Burhaneddin Volkan, the press reported that the unexpected deaths of the four engineers were believed to be suicides, but question marks about the deaths have lingered on, with the families of the victims usually skeptical about their suicides.

Last year, the Inspection Board of the Prime Ministry launched a probe into the engineers' deaths. After completing a one-year investigation into the incidents, the Inspection Board has drawn up a final report, which, after being presented to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan this week, was also submitted to the Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office, which is in charge of the investigation.

Despite previous claims in the media that the four engineers had worked on some important defense projects, “They were not working on critical projects,” the report said. One of the most striking things in the report is the suggestion that the four engineers may have been led to commit suicide after being subjected to telepathic attacks aimed to induce depression. In the report, inspectors also urged the Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office to investigate the deaths from this perspective.

The report doesn't provide a clear answer as to whether the deaths should be labeled as murder or suicide. After enumerating the findings about the deaths, the inspectors drawing up the report highlighted the fact that video images of the period immediately before the deaths, particularly in the cases of Başbilen and Yançeken, are needed, but as the deaths were seven years ago, it is no longer possible.

All four engineers were undergoing psychological treatment before their deaths. But inspectors find it suspicious that, after Başbilen's death, all three other engineers had, one after the other, started to undergo psychological treatment. The inspectors conceded in the report, however, that no connection between the four deaths has been found.

Hüseyin Başbilen (31), a cryptology expert, was found dead in his car, with his throat and wrist cut, in Ankara on August 2006. Authorities announced that Başbilen, who had been married for two months, had committed suicide. Six months after Başbilen's death, Halim Ünsem Ünal, 29, was found dead, shot in the head by a pistol belonging to his father, in his car. The death of Ünal, who was to be married in three days, was also recorded as suicide.

Only eight days after Ünal's death, another electrical engineer, Evrim Yançeken (26), lost his life, falling from the balcony of the apartment in which he was living with his parents in Ankara. About ten months later, Burhanettin Volkan, a software engineer, apparently committed suicide on October 9, 2007, with his own gun while on guard duty as part of military service. Volkan, who had started to receive psychological treatment before being enlisted, was married during his military service. He died only 40 days after being married.

Initially, all four cases were closed after being labeled as suicides. But Fikret Seçen, the prosecutor conducting the Ergenekon investigation, an illegal gang charged with plotting to overthrow the government, referred the files of Başbilen, Yançeken and Volkan to the Ankara Chief Prosecutor's Office in 2010.

Başbilen's case is particularly suspicious. In the report drawn up by the Security Directorate, the theory of Başbilen's murder is given a higher probability by experts, while out of the eight members of the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK), five said the Başbilen case was suicide, with three opting for murder. The investigation is still ongoing regarding the deaths of the ASELSAN engineers. Vehbi Başbilen, father of Hüseyin, wrote a letter to Erdoğan in August last year, saying he didn't believe his son would have committed suicide. It was following this letter that Erdoğan instructed the Inspection Board to investigate the case.

The Inspection Board examined almost everything, from the projects the four engineers worked on to the victims' family life, psychological treatment they were receiving, trips abroad and files prepared by the prosecutor's office. Members of the Inspection Board also talked with the families, the psychologists of the victims and with experts in telepathy.

Keywords: aselsan , tsk
This is entirely possible because in the USA there are many patents for voice to skull. There is also the Audio Spot Light that is used here and in Japan for advertisement purposes as well as uses as a weapon. In the USA, it is not against the law to be used unknowingly for experiments. The Bioethi...
Dorothy Wright
I survived synthetic telepathy attacks here in the US on New Years eve 2000/2001. The torture with dirrected energy weapon is one component. The psychological attack started with mock executions and then led to an all out attack using the microwave MEDUSA weapon, with torture and the voice cloning...
Peter Rosenholm
Seems like the future you always wanted... in the comic books.
Conclusion: A wizard did it!
This is the problem with this government. It's not so much the corruption, the lies, or the loss of basic freedoms. It's that they're just SO bad at it that it insults your intelligence
Yes I've actually seen this episode of Flash Gordon. The suicides are induced telepathically by Ming the Merciless as part of his campaign to rule the universe. Has anybody else noticed that everyone who associates with Erdogan goes mad shortly after the meeting. Clearly Erdogan is one of Ming's age...
Maybe we should remember to the former telepathy experiments of the Soviet army. It worked...
What utter rubbish. How embarrassing for people who are supposed to be educated and should be dealing in plausible forensic evidence to come up with nonsense like this.A bit like the "telekinesis" story by a man who is supposed to have rational and believable opinions.Maybe the Russians can help i...
This sounds like science fiction, and it is also highly unlikely that someone who slashed there wrists also managed to slash there own throat, no matter which was the first injury 'self' inflicted. There was something else going on that caused the men to 'commit suicide' one after the other, sounds ...
very unlikely?
Why does this surface now? 4 engineers working with defence issues die under strange circumstances, and the investigation takes 7 years to complete? Why did it take so long? And then of course the telepathy is nothing but an insult to the families. The might as well have said Voodoo. Shoul not this ...
It is part of Erdoğan's quest for an independent IFF (Identification Friend Foe) enabling attacks on Israel war planes. ...four suspicious deaths of engineers, working at Aselsan on highly strategic encryption/decryption projects. Initially declared as suicide. 3 of the 4 cases were relaunched in 20...
I would have been happy if the PM said that aliens did it
Yes, of course, telepathy. Soon it will be revealed that the entire state is run on procto-kinesis.
I just tried to send a telepathic message to my wife to get me beer from the fridge....but it didn't work !!
Is this an episode of the X-Files? Telepathy? Witchcraft? Pod people from outer space? There are a bunch of certifiable lunatics running Turkey. Talking to an ''expert'' in telepathy is like talking to a Fortune teller or reading your horoscope in the daily newspaper.
To call these cases suicide is sweeping the dust under the carpet. These deaths and a few years back the air accident involving the deaths of six Turkish scientists working towards CERN programs should not be ruled out as accidents. More security must be provided to the employees and their identitie...
A. Khan
I think it would be better to use more conventional methods and more established scientific and physological methods when trying to find out what has happened. We owe that to the famillies of the victims.
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