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Council of State President Hüseyin Karakullukçu condemned the incident. Hürriyet photo

Council of State President Hüseyin Karakullukçu condemned the incident. Hürriyet photo

A Council of State member was said to have found a spy bug in his office last week and informed the police about the incident.

The member also made a denunciation to the public prosecutor, according to a daily Milliyet report.

Zeki Yiğit was appointed to the Council of State last year by President Abdullah Gül.

Yiğit was said to have found the bug under a drawer in his office while working. A public prosecutor reportedly launched an investigation after his claims.

Council of State President Hüseyin Karakullukçu condemned the incident, saying it was being “sensitively investigated.”

“We do not know when, why or by whom the bug was placed, but it is being investigated. To listen to someone without permission is a major problem; we are not used to such incidents. Fortunately we are moving to a new building which will be bug-free,” Hüseyin Karakullukçu said.

February/15/2012

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