Sunday, July 15, 2007

Baydemir's dossier goes to chief prosecutor

Baydemir's dossier goes to chief prosecutor
Friday, July 13, 2007
ANKARA – Turkish Daily News
The Council of State yesterday approved a decision by the Interior Ministry to launch a probe against Osman Baydemir, mayor of Diyarbakır for using the Kurdish language during municipal activities, the Anatolia news agency reported.
Turkey's administrative court sent Baydemir's dossier to the office of Diyarbakır's chief prosecutor.
Interior Minister Abdülkadir Aksu permitted authorities to launch an investigation into claims that the mayor of Diyarbakır was writing letters in Kurdish in his office and was putting up posters in Kurdish. Baydemir's lawyers did appeal against Aksu's permission but the Council of State turned down the appeal unanimously.
Meanwhile Baydemir's recent interview with Roj TV, drew criticism here. Baydemir, while defending himself Wednesday, said he was doing the same thing for 10 years and there is nothing new about it.


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