Debated indictment accepted
ISTANBULAn Ankara court accepted the bill of indictment against three prosecutors who were removed from the embezzlement probe into the Deniz Feneri (Lighthouse) charity under controversial circumstances and sued over their alleged abuse of authority and forgery.
The indictment seeks up to 11 years in prison for one of the accused prosecutors, Nadi Türkaslan, on charges of forgery in official documents and abuse of office, and jail sentences of up to three years for the other two, Abdulvahap Yaren and Mehmet Tamöz, for abuse of office. The indictment also demands that all three be banned from practicing their profession.
The three prosecutors were abruptly removed from the Lighthouse investigation in August 2011 on the grounds that they had misled the authorities.