Turkey's opposition to submit corruption motion on PM

We will submit a motion on an inquiry into Turkish PM Erdogan next week, says the main opposition's deputy chief

Turkey's opposition to submit corruption motion on PM

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish main opposition party will submit an application next week requesting the formation of a parliamentary inquiry into allegations of corruption against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

At a press conference at parliament, Akif Hamzacebi, the deputy chief of the parliamentary group of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) said that they expected the public prosecutors to take action on the corruption claims after the anti-graft operation that was launched on Dec. 17.  

"There is pressure on the prosecutors that has been created by the government," said Hamzacebi, adding " For this reason, it is impossible for the  prosecutors to summit a summary of proceedings to the Turkish Parliament on Prime Minister Erdogan."

Hamzacebi confirmed that the allegations of corruption that they will submit "have not been confirmed or refuted by PM Erdogan."

Former Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, Interior Minister Muammer Guler and Urbanization Minister Erdogan Bayraktar resigned from their posts after an anti-graft probe was launched on December 17 last year and EU minister Egemen Bagis was discharged in a cabinet reshuffle.

The Turkish parliament has set up a parliamentary inquiry committee to investigate four former ministers accused of corruption.

However, Hamzacebi also wants the AK Party MPs to show consistency and vote in favor of setting up a committee to investigate Erdogan.

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