Opposition lawyer also in hot water
Ankara – Turkish police yesterday detained the main opposition party leader’s lawyer as part of a probe into the group led by the US-based Islamic preacher blamed for last year’s failed coup, state media reported.
Celal Celik, a lawyer for the secular main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, was arrested in Ankara after a police raid at his home.
Celik is a former judge who now also works as a member of the party’s high disciplinary committee.
Celik is accused of being close to a former science, technology and communications advisor to Kilicdaroglu, Fatih Gursul, who was detained in December over alleged links to the Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen/