Deputy PM says wiretapping probe will reach tha judiciary

KIRIKKALE (CIHAN)- Deputy Prime Minister BeIir Atalay said the probe into wiretapping would likely reach the judiciary.

ErdoIan, who is running for president in an Aug. 10 election, had promised a “witch hunt” against the “parallel state,” the name he gave followers of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen in the bureaucracy.

He has accused them of a litany of crimes, including organising 2013 mass anti-government protests and using the corruption charges in an attempt topple him in a coup.

The operation follows a stream of purges targeting the police, judiciary and other state institutions this year which government critics have condemned as a symptom of ErdoIan’s tightening grip on power.