Main opposition leader prevented from speaking with OdaTV suspect Yalçın Küçük
ANKARA - Anatolia News Agency
The 75-year-old Küçük had a urogenital surgery on Feb. 6.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu called Professor Yalçın Küçük, a suspect in the OdaTV case, today to wish him a speedy recovery following urogenital surgery, but was prevented from speaking with him, the party said.
The CHP’s press unit said in a statement that Kılıçdaroğlu wanted to convey his wishes to Küçük, who underwent surgery Feb. 6 at Silivri hospital in Istanbul, however he was unable to talk. Kılıçdaroğlu wanted to call Küçük’s wife, Temren Küçük, but a telephone connection could not be established, the statement read. It was also added that Temran Küçük was informed of Kılıçdaroğlu’s message and transmitted it to her husband.
The case regarding OdaTV, an online news portal known for its fierce criticism of government policies, began after police conducted a search of the website’s offices in February 2011 as part of the ongoing Ergenekon investigation.