Turkish PM cancels Supreme Court’s requirement on head of General Staff’s questioning
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cancelled the Supreme Court's requirement on questioning the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Necdet Ozel, Kanal7 TV channel reports Oct. 15.
The Turkish Supreme Court appealed to the government for permission to question Ozel on September 12.
The appeal was associated with Ozel's accusations of power abuse and interference in the judicial process.
The details were not disclosed, TV channel said.
General Ozel was appointed Chief of Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces at a meeting of the Supreme Military Council of the country August 4, 2011.
Earlier, this post was held by General Isik Kosaner, who resigned on July 29, 2011.
Kosaner decided to resign after a face-to-face meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was Turkish Prime Minister that period, CNN Turk TV channel reports.
Kosaner resigned after the Prime Minister insisted on his retirement, the TV channel reports citing the governmental sources.