Süleyman Soylu debate in AKP: 15 deputies conveyed their discomfort to the party management

  • Ayşe Sayin
  • BBC Turkish, Ankara

Source, Reuters

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Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu

Justice and Development Party (AKP) investigation or investigation on the floor of the Parliament regarding the allegations of Sedat Peker, wanted for being the leader of an organized crime organization, against some names, including Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu and Member of the Central Decision Board (MKYK) Metin Külünk. closed the doors to the establishment of the commission.

However, Soylu’s addressing the ministers and bureaucrats who served in the previous period regarding the granting of protection to Peker in two television programs he participated in, created a controversy within the AKP. It was learned that 15 deputies, including names of security origin, met with the group managers and personally conveyed their discomfort to the party management.

Participating in the meeting with the deputies, AKP Group Deputy Chairman Bülent Turan stated that the statement about the meeting that he “undertook a duty” was not true.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed Soylu, targeted by Peker, in a speech he delivered at the group meeting about three weeks after the videos were released. Erdoğan also stated that former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım was targeted over his son and made a statement saying, “We will break this bench.” Following these statements by Erdoğan, an Istanbul-based operation was launched against the organized crime group led by Peker.