Turkey's top judicial body launches investigation into prosecutors

The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors met to discuss allegations into prosecutors and police officials involved in a recent graft operation.

Turkey's top judicial body launches investigation into prosecutors

Turkey’s top judicial body has decided to launch an investigation into prosecutors and Istanbul police chief.

The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) met on Tuesday to discuss allegations into prosecutors and police officials involved in a recent graft operation.

The members of the HSYK particularly focused on Prosecutor Zekeriya Oz, Muammer Akkas and İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor Turan Colakkadi.

Oz and Akkas, who ordered the second wave of the corruption operation, are accused of misconduct while carrying out operations.

Akkaş, who was also removed from one phase of the ongoing corruption investigation last month over allegations that he had violated the confidentiality of the probe, has said the ones who actually violated the confidentiality of the probe are those who refused to comply with a court decision requiring the detention of 41 new suspects in the case.

Following his press statement, Colakkadi also held a press conference, criticizing Akkas for the way he handled the investigation. Colakkadi also hinted that Prosecutor Akkas might have leaked some information to media about the investigation.

The HSYK also discussed an exchange of words between Colakkadi and Akkas. Colakkadi and Deputy Public Chief Prosecutor Oktay Erdogan were blamed for blocking the investigation during the meeting.

The board also discussed the allegations that the order by Akkas was not carried out by police officials. The board decided to launch an investigation into prosecutors and İstanbul Police Chief Altınok.

Cihan

Last Mod: 07 Ocak 2014, 14:32
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