Charges drawn up in tenders board probe

Charges drawn up in tenders board probe

ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
Prosecutors have drawn up an indictment against 23 people as part of a probe into alleged large-scale corruption at the Public Procurement Board (KİK).

If the court approves the indictment, the suspects – among them KİK member Ali Kaya – will face charges of membership in a criminal group, bribery and tender-rigging. The court has 15 days to decide whether to accept or reject the indictment.

The charges against the suspects pertain to more than 20 cases.

Previous reports said the investigation, which began in February, covered scores of tenders worth 1 billion Turkish Liras.

Rapporteurs Osman Tuna and Şenol Vanuer are among the suspects, along with Kaya, the former vice president of KİK who currently holds a seat on the KİK board. Most of the remaining suspects are businessmen, according to the data gather by the Anatolia news agency.