TURKEY: ‘ PM BRANDS CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS AS A COUP ATTEMPT NOT A GRAFT SCANDAL ‘
#AceWorldNews – TURKEY:Jan.06:Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has branded corruption allegations against four ex-ministers as part of a “coup attempt“ and has denied that the government made attempts to spare them prosecution, Reuters reports.
A parliamentary commission, mostly consisting of ruling AK party members voted on Monday not to commit the ex-ministers embroiled in the graft scandal for trial.
The allegations of corruption were put forward in December 2013. The opposition has condemned the decision not to go on with the investigation, seeing it as an attempt to cover up one of Turkey’s major political scandals.