President Gul not to be tried in 'Missing Trillion' case

A number of party authorities who have the same position with Gul in the party had been also acquitted.

President Gul not to be tried in 'Missing Trillion' case
Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office said on Tuesday that it was not necessary to investigate President Abdullah Gul regarding the "Missing Trillion" case based on the present constitutional system.

The Prosecutor's Office said that there was not any necessity to conduct an investigation on President Gul due to legal inadequacy.

"There is no particular provision in the Constitution nor in Regulations of the Grand National Assembly about crimes committed by an individual before being elected as president. In democratic regimes, immunity of the head of state is an accepted privilege," chief public prosecutor said.

Necmettin Erbakan, former prime minister and leader of the defunct Welfare Party (RP), was accused of fraud of falsifying party records to hide RP's cash that were ordered to be seized after his party was disbanded.

Gul was also among party officials who were accused in what is publicly known as the "missing trillion case." Erbakan and a number of other party officials were convicted.

But a number of party authorities who have the same position with Gul in the party were acquitted.

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