Dec 03 2017

Whoever took bribes or gave them should be held accountable - ex-PM Davutoğlu

Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said the evidence presented in the New York court is null and void, but if there is any wrongdoing in Turkey, it must be dealt with in Ankara, by Turkish courts.

Speaking at a public meeting in Izmir, Davutoğlu was quoted by Russian Sputnik’s Turkish service as saying Turkey was never obliged by “United States’ one-sided embargo” on Iran, but has always remained in friendly relations with its neighbour.

Davutoğlu also accused Reza Zarrab for damaging Turkey’s reputation and misleading the justice, saying:

Whoever looked out for their own benefit first while Turkey was passing through turbulent times, whoever increased their wealth, took bribes or gave it should be held accountable.