Reassigned chief prosecutor hands over position in ceremony
Ayşegül Usta ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Turhan Çolakkadı (R) handed over his position as the Istanbul chief prosecutor to Hadi Salihoğlu AA PhotoTurhan Çolakkadı handed over his position as the Istanbul chief prosecutor to Hadi Salihoğlu, in a ceremony held on. Jan. 21 at the Istanbul Courthouse in Çağlayan, after he was reassigned from his office.
Çolakkadı said at the ceremony that he had “done his duty” and had been assigned as a public prosecutor at the Istanbul Regional Court of Justice, after serving for three years as the Istanbul chief prosecutor.
“I have done whatever duties were given, without objection. Being a statesmen necessitates this. The duties were given to serve the people,” he said.
Salihoğlu stated that he had made his professional start as an intern judge in 1979 at the same courthouse where he has now been assigned. The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) reassigned Çolakkadı to a more passive position on Jan. 16 as a part of a reshuffle move involving 20 prosecutors in critical positions.