Turkey: Judiciary body elects new members to top court
Among new members is head of an Ankara court that finalized major Akinci air base case
Turkey’s Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) on Friday elected 11 new members to the country’s Supreme Court.
Among the new members are Irfan Fidan, the chief public prosecutor in Istanbul; Yuksel Kocaman, the chief public prosecutor in Ankara; and Selfet Giray, the head of the 4th Heavy Penal Court in Ankara that concluded the major Akinci air base case involving military officers and civilians who helped plot and carry out 2016 defeated coup.
The former HSK general secretary Fuzuli Aydogdu, public prosecutor of the Supreme Court Mehmet Beyhan Seckin, head of Istanbul Heavy Penal Court Canel Ruzgar, as well as Ahmet Cicekli, the chief public prosecutor in Gaziantep; judge Kemal Gungor, chief public prosecutor Mustafa Ercan, prosecutor Mustafa Dogan, and judge Savas Sahinbay have also become new members of the Supreme Court.
*Writing by Sena Guler