Prosecutor launches probe into claims of assassination plan targeting Turkish president’s daughter
DAILY NEWS PhotoThe Ankara Chief Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into claims about an assassination plot targeting Sümeyye Erdoğan, the daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
These claims appeared in several pro-government daily newspapers on Feb. 20, after which the prosecutor’s office opened the investigation based on its own decision, according to state-run Anadolu Agency.
The legal investigation will be conducted by the bureau in charge of offenses against the constitutional order, Anadolu Agency reported.
It has been speculated in recent weeks that Sümeyye Erdoğan could run for office for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the upcoming general elections in June.
Although she appears likely to become a deputy, she has yet to decide or formally announce her decision.