US Department of State: "US follows media reports of Ergenekon verdict"
Touching on Turkish court decision in Ergenekon trial, Deputy Spokesperson of US Department of State Marie Harf said that the US was following the media reports of the Ergenekon verdict. "Many Turkish citizens have expressed serious concerns regarding the length and lack of transparency of the trial process and the manner in which these verdicts and sentences were reached," Harf said. Stating that they were following the media reports of the verdict and the severity of the sentences in the case which were being handed down by the special court in Istanbul, Harf said, "I understand that Turkish law allows these verdicts to be appealed. So we won't comment on any eventual outcome from an appeal, but we'll continue watching that process."