After his retirement he became General Director of the Foundation to Strengthen the Turkish Armed Forces (TSKGV), and was later charged in the Sledgehammer coup plan trials, relating to an alleged 2003 plot. In the Turkish general election, 2011 he was elected to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey representing Istanbul for the Nationalist Movement Party. A court ruled against releasing Alan so that he could take up his seat.
In 2012 he was sentenced to 18 years for his role in the Sledgehammer coup plan, and later detained in connection with the 1997 "post-modern coup". He remained an MP while the case was under appeal.
Milletvekilimiz engin alan meclis te yemin ederek g revine ba lad