Turkish prosecutor displaced for calling opposition leader to testify

Prosecutor Mehmet Demir has been appointed to the Edirne province until an investigation about him has been completed.

Turkish prosecutor displaced for calling opposition leader to testify

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish prosecutor Mehmet Demir, who called on Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the leader of main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), to testify by mistake, has been re-appointed to the Edirne province until an investigation about him has been completed.

Prosecutor Demir has become a target of CHP after his statements about 17-25 December anti-graft operations against government loyalists, which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called an attempted coup.

After CHP filed a complaint to the Supreme Board of Prosecutors and Judges (HSYK), an investigation was launched regarding Demir.

Istanbul's Chief Prosecutor's Office issued a written statement after a visit from CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu.

The displaced prosecutor Mehmet Demir first attracted attention due to criticizing the attitude of the HSYK after the 17-25 December operation. Demir, like Erdogan, had described the 17 December operation as an attempted coup. 

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