Turkey/EU: Former top judiciary official arrested

February 8, 2018

Turkey: Former top judiciary official arrested

The former secretary general of the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) was arrested Thursday in western Turkey over alleged links to the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

According to information obtained by Anadolu Agency, Mehmet Kaya, who was a fugitive, was arrested in Canakkale, a northwestern province of Turkey where he was hiding, as part of an investigation into FETO.

The arrest came during a police operation targeting 10 separate locations in Canakkale following a decision from the provincial chief prosecutor’s office.

During the same operation, dubbed “absence houses”, a name given to hideouts of secret FETO members, 20 others were also detained.

Separately, 11 employees of Ankara-based Gazi University, including those who had been dismissed, were held over suspected links to FETO following arrest

warrants issued for 17 university personnel early Thursday.

http://aa.com.tr/en/todays-headlines/turkey-former-top-judiciary-official-arrested/1057339

https://www.dailysabah.com/investigations/2018/02/09/top-jurist-linked-to-feto-captured-in-groups-safe-house

https://euobserver.com/justice/140924

https://www.thenation.com/article/turkeys-new-constitutional-crisis-could-end-the-rule-of-law/

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/8/290637/World/Region/Turkey%E2%80%99s-justice-in-crisis.aspx

https://www.turkishminute.com/2018/02/09/report-shows-number-of-rights-violations-increased-during-ohal-in-turkey/

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https://ahvalnews.com/human-rights/turkey-uphill-battle-human-rights-organisations

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