Ankara prosecutor starts probe into police chief's book
ISTANBUL - Daily News with wires | 8/24/2010 12:00:00 AM |
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office will begin a probe into a book by Eskişehir’s police chief about the Fethullah Gülen movement.
The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office will begin a probe into a book by Eskişehir’s police chief that allegedly exposes the infiltration of the police force and other state departments by the religious Fethullah Gülen movement.
The office will determine whether or not an investigation should be launched into “Haliç’te Yaşayan Simonlar: Dün Devlet Bugün Cemaat” (‘Devotee’ Residents of Haliç: Yesterday State, Today Religious Congregation), by Eskişehir Police Chief Hanefi Avcı.
Another probe into the book by the Interior Ministry is already ongoing for the same reason.
Avcı said he decided to write the book about the movement’s leaders and imams after the chief advisor to the prime minister ignored all the evidence on the organization that had been accumulated.
The police chief further complained that his phone calls were being illegally monitored.
The book includes a narrative of Avcı’s personal experiences, as well as his previous claims regarding the Gülen movement’s infiltration of the police force, the gendarmerie and the National Intelligence Organization, or MİT.