Turkish police display weapons discovered in Ergenekon probe .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:none; color:#000000;} .hurriyet2008-detailbox-newslink:hover { font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13px; font-weight:bold; text-decoration:underline; color:#990000;} Turkish police on Sunday presented to the media the cache of weapons discovered on a vacant property as part its investigation into the controversial Ergenekon case. (UPDATED)

Police on Friday conducted a search using earth moving equipment of a forest in the suburb of Golbasi, Ankara, which resulted in the discovery of two light anti-tank weapons, around 30 hand grenades, and bullets.

The search was extended to a further four locations in Ankara and one in the southern province of Hatay. Nothing has been found in these addition searches so far, news agencies reported.

The digs were conducted after sketches were found at the home of Ibrahim Sahin, an Ergenekon suspect. Sahin, the former head of the Turkish Special Forces - a unit formed in fight against terror- was convicted in Turkey's Susurluk case that became one of the most crucial scandals in the country's political history.

In the late 1990s the Susurluk case, aimed at unveiling a shadowy illegal organization, known as "deep-state", began after a traffic accident involving a parliamentarian, a police official and a fugitive. The case uncovered the mysterious relationship between the country's mafia, police and political figures.

Sahin’s detainment is the first official connection between Susurluk and Ergenekon probes. The ongoing investigation into Ergenekon began in June 2007 with the discovery of hand grenades in Istanbul.

In October, 86 people - retired army officers, politicians, journalists and underworld figures - went on trial, accused of belonging to a terrorist organization and of plotting to topple the AKP government.

The probe initially received support but its credibility has been increasingly questioned after it began targeting journalists, academics, intellectuals and retired generals, known as vocal government critics.