HSYK suspends former ‘espionage case’ prosecutor Fikret Secen

Secen was overseeing the espionage investigation that began in 2011 and incriminated senior military and government officials. It was alleged that an İzmir-based military espionage gang provided the officials with prostitutes and cash in exchange for highly sensitive military and state documents. The gang then sold the information to the highest bidder.

The HSYK removed Secen from his post as chief prosecutor in January, along with 20 other judges, and reassigned him to the Corum Public Prosecutor’s Office

The HSYK also suspended former judges of the now-abolished 11th High Criminal Court, Birol Bilen, Mehmet Ekici and Metin Ozcelik.

In April, Ozcelik was arrested and accused of attempting to overthrow the government, following his ruling for the release of journalist Hidayet Karaca and 63 police officials who had been under arrest for five months.

Still in jail, Ozcelik has been accused of being a member of the “parallel state,” a term coined by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to refer to the faith-based Hizmet, or Gulen, movement. Last year, Erdogan launched a battle against the movement, following a corruption probe made public on Dec. 17, 2013 that implicated senior members of his Justice and Development Party (AK Party).

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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