Holiday bill of Turkish prosecutor allegedly paid by construction firm
The Istanbul deputy chief prosecutor Zekeraiya Öz became a public figure after conducting the Ergenekon probe. AA photoA prosecutor who was part of the Ergenekon coup plot cases and recently supervised the recent corruption probe went for a holiday in Dubai last year that was paid for by a construction company, daily Sabah reported Jan. 6.
Zekeriya Öz, the Istanbul deputy chief prosecutor who supervised prosecutors in the recent corruption investigation, which involved bureaucrats, businessmen and the sons of two ministers, allegedly spent a week with eight people accompanying him in a five star hotel in Dubai, costing 77,000 Turkish Liras.
The hotel’s bill was allegedly covered by a construction company based in the Ataşehir district of Istanbul. The trip to Dubai started at Oct. 17, 2013 and was organized by the Fly Express agency, according to daily Sabah.
Öz denied the allegations in a later statement to daily Hürriyet.
Öz was recently removed from his duty in the corruption probe by the Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK).