Turkey: Turkish Gov’t Seeks Interpol Red Notices For Three Prominent Corruption Prosecutors

November 27, 2017

Turkish government has requested Interpol red notices on Monday for three prominent former prosecutors, who were responsible for the investigation launched against the earth chattering corruption scandal in Turkey at the end of 2013, as the trial of a Turkish-Iranian gold trader Reza Zarrab, who are main actor of the corruption scandal, to start in New York this week.

The Supreme Court has issued a request for red notices covering ex-prosecutors Zekeriya Öz, Celal Kara and Mehmet Yüzgeç, who are sought over the December 2013 corruption probe which invested Turkey’s biggest corruption scandal, over being behind a controversial military coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

The Dec. 17/25, 2013 corruption investigation had incriminated the cabinet ministers and Turkey’s autocratic President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s family members. These three prosecutors had launched the graft investigation against senior government officials on Dec. 17-25, 2013.

Reza Zarrab and eight other people, including a former economy minister and three executives of Turkish state-owned Halkbank, have been charged with engaging in transactions worth hundreds of millions of dollars for Iran’s government and Iranian entities from 2010 to 2015 in a scheme to evade US sanctions.



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