Son of ex-minister, Iranian businessman testify in corruption case in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Former Interior Minister of Turkey Muammar Guler's son Baris Guler and an Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab have testified in the corruption scandal case in Turkey, Al JazeeraTürk TV channel reported on Oct.24.
Baris Guler and Reza Zarrab testified to the members of the special commission created by Turkey's parliament under the Istanbul Court, according to the TV channel.
Turkish police conducted special operations in Istanbul and Ankara on December 17, 2013, resulting in the arrest of several dozen people including businessmen and the sons of some ministers.
The detainees were accused of corruption, smuggling and selling drugs.
Former Interior Minister Muammar Guler's son Baris Guler, former Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan's son Salih Kaan Caglayan, the Mayor of Istanbul's Fatih Municipality Mustafa Demir, well known entrepreneur Ali Agaoglu and businessman Reza Zarrab were all arrested during the same operation by police.
Turkish Prosecutor's Office made a decision to release them in February 2014.
Edited by CN