Turkey Opens Legal Proceedings For US Embassy Shooting
ANKARA, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 16th Sep, 2018 ) :Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul has given a go ahead to legal proceedings against four U.S. Embassy shooting suspects on the charges of carrying out a hostile act against a foreign state.
The Chief Prosecutor's Office in capital Ankara had sent a request for starting legal proceedings, according to information gathered by Anadolu Agency.
The summary of proceedings was based on article 306 of the Penal Code, which requires permission from the justice minister.
The suspects Ahmet Celikten, Osman Gundas, Ersin Bayram and T.B.K. were involved in the drive-by shooting on Aug. 20 in capital Ankara.
Investigations reveal the suspects Gundas and Bayram had communicated with Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) through cellphones.
It also found out that Bayram downloaded smartphone applications linked to the terrorist organization.
Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary