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Turkish Opposition Seeks Probe of Former Regulator, Erdogan Aide

  • Turkish opposition parties seeking prosecution probe
  • Allegations originate from fugitive crime boss who vows more
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Photographer: Valeria Mongelli/Bloomberg

Turkey’s main opposition parties want prosecutors to investigate allegations of corruption against the former chief of the capital markets board and a senior adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that have been made by a fugitive crime boss. 

One of the parties, CHP, said in a statement it had filed a legal complaint against Ali Fuat Taskesenlioglu, the ex-head of the markets regulator, and presidential aide Serkan Taranoglu. Another party, IYI, said in a statement it was planning to do the same. Repeated phone calls for comment to Taskesenlioglu’s and Taranoglu’s mobile numbers went unanswered throughout the weekend and on Monday.