Turkish police officer probed after fining ruling AKP member
Mesut Hasan Benli ANKARA / HürriyetA Turkish police officer faces probe after fining a district head of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and claiming to be subjected to swearing by a governor.
Ministry of Interior opened a probe into the traffic police, which was named by the initials Ö.K., and relocated him, after he fined Danyal Eroğlu, the AKP district head of Sındırgı. According his defense, officers stopped Eroğlu’s car in the highway between Uşak and Afyon on Dec. 2, 2013, and after the inspection, realized the car’s proper inspection had not been done and suspended the car from traffic.
Eroğlu called Afyon governor İrfan Balkonoğlu and gave the telephone to talk to Ö.K. The officer claims the governor swore at him and filed complaint against Eroğlu and Balkonoğlu.
Eroğlu, however, said he did not hear what the governor and officer said, but after the phone call, Ö.K. swore at Eroğlu.
After the incident, Ö.K. was assigned to another place and a probe was started.