Ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) spokesman Huseyin Chelik said everyone is equal before the law and that the ruling party has been extraordinarily sensitive in the case of corruption. He vowed that the government will extend efforts to preserve that sensitivity from now on as well, Today's Zaman reported.
"In a state ruled by law, everyone is equal. We the AK Party want everything to be done in a bid to unveil the truth," Chelik stated. He said one should also not ignore the fact that everyone is innocent before the judiciary delivers its final decision.
Police detained at least 52 people, including bureaucrats, well-known businessmen and the sons of three ministers, on Tuesday as part of a major investigation into alleged bribery linked to public tenders.
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