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Turkish commission votes against graft trial for ex-ministers

© Adem Altan, AFP file picture | Three of the ex-ministers who were accused of graft: Former economy minister Zafer Caglayan,(C), former European affairs minister Egemen Bagis, (L), and former environment minister Erdogan Bayraktar,(R)

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2015-01-05

A Turkish parliamentary commission on Monday ruled against sending four former ministers to the Supreme Court for trial on graft charges.

A parliamentary inquiry commission has voted not to send four former ministers engulfed in the massive corruption and graft operation launched on December 17, 2013, to the Supreme Council for trial.

The deputies voted nine to five to not send the four ex-ministers to the Supreme Council, with the nine votes all coming from ruling party deputies.

Following the vote, Hakkı Köylü, the commission’s chair from the AKP, said the commission would draft its detailed decision, with opposition deputies drafting their own dissenting opinion.

Both the detailed ruling and the dissenting opinion will be sent to the Parliament Speaker’s Office by January 9 at the latest, Köylü said. Upon receiving these documents, the parliamentary speaker will have to publish and send them to the General Assembly within 10 days, he added.

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Date created : 2015-01-05

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