Turkey release 5 police in wiretapping case on bail

Six other police officers were released hours before on Friday after being questioned on wiretapping case at the Turkish Prime Minister’s office.

Turkey release 5 police in wiretapping case on bail

World Bulletin / News Desk

Five police officers questioned in relation to the wiretapping case at the Turkish Prime Minister’s office were released on Friday on judicial bail after appearing in court.

The suspects Ali Ozdogan, Sedat Zavar, Ahmet Turer, Enes Cigci and Ilker Usta were released after appearing before judges at Ankara’s 9th Magistrate Criminal Court.

Meanwhile, on Friday hours before, Erdogan's former chief bodyguard Mehmet Yuksel together with Zeki Bulut, Ibrahim Sari, Hursit Golbası, Harun Yavuz and Seyit Saydam were also released.

Eleven police officers were taken into custody on Tuesday and questioned in relation to the wiretapping of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office.

A search of the homes and offices of eleven suspects in the cities of Ankara, Istanbul, Diyarbakir, Yozgat and Karabuk was conducted.

Wiretapping scandals have occasionally made headlines in Turkey since Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced in late 2012 that a "bug" had been found in his office.

The bugging devices, the serial numbers of which have already been erased, were sent to the prosecutor in May and were taken in by the court’s evidence unit.

Last Mod: 21 Haziran 2014, 09:29
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