Ex-Turkish ministers face 'criminal network' probe

Former interior minister Muammer Guler, former economy minister Zafer Caglayan and former EU affairs minister Egemen Bagis are indicted for involvement in a criminal hierarchy.

Ex-Turkish ministers face 'criminal network' probe

World Bulletin / News Desk

A number of Turkish government officials who were released from their positions as cabinet ministers after the December 17 anti-graft operation in Istanbul are due to be investigated following accusations of running a criminal network.

According to Al Jazeera Turk, prosecutor Celal Kara will be investigating former interior minister Muammer Guler, former economy minister Zafer Caglayan and former EU affairs minister Egemen Bagis over claims that they were involved in a criminal hierarchy.

The indictment also includes the sons of Guler and Caglayan, businessman Reza Zarraf and Halkbank general manager Suleyman Arslan.

Following the December 17 anti-graft operation, a total of 94 people were arrested. Of them, 24 are due to appear in court charged with bribery and corruption.

Last Mod: 22 Ocak 2014, 18:08
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