Public prosecutor found dead in home in Turkey

Public prosecutor found dead in home in Turkey

Public prosecutor found dead in home in Turkey

Public Prosecutor Murat Gök. DHA photo

Public Prosecutor Murat Gök was found dead in his home on April 12, Doğan news agency reported.

Gök was dubbed the “Super Prosecutor” due to the successful operations that were conducted under his guidance, and had been in office in since 2009. His reputation had been mostly built up through his time as a special prosecutor in İzmir’s courthouse.

Gök had been undergoing treatment for liver failure, the report said.

Operations with Gök’s involvement ranged from corruption to child abuse. He oversaw the arrest of over 20 suspects in what was named the Barbaros Operation, which followed a series of rape and abuse allegations in Barbaros Children’s Village. Gök’s operations also brought about the end to the organization.

Another operation oversaw the arrest of seven suspects, including politicians and businessmen, in a corruption case in Urla Municipality. Similar corruption cases also took place in Buca, Güzelbahçe, Değirmen, Alaçatı and other towns which resulted in scores of arrests.

An operation which resulted in the arrest of 14 suspects and the taking down of a gang in İzmir was also guided by Gök.