Istanbul prosecutors will follow up the file of Erzincan Chief Prosecutor Cihaner. HSYK appointed successors for the Erzurum prosecutors responsible for the search and arrest of Cihaner. Lawyer Serbest applied to the ECHR upon the HSYK decision. 25 bar associations objected Cihaner’s arrest.
The members of the judiciary who pay visits to members of the Supreme Board of Prosecutors and Judges (HSYK) send the message ?We are by your side.? But do they look at the photos of their visits once again when their minds are clearer? This photo is not supposed decrease the respect paid to their professions or them personally.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in a speech delivered on Saturday in İstanbul, called on members of the high judiciary to be impartial, stressing that they must resign if they want to have a career in politics.
In no other mainly democratic regime are the state and the government as distinct as they are in Turkey. And since the coming to power of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002, relations between the two have been fraught with tension.
A voice recording belonging to Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ that was posted on various Web sites last week featured the general speaking about a recently unearthed assassination plot against Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and indicated that Başbuğ himself had assigned officers to Arınç?s house.