20 Mart 2018 Salı
639 Million TL for Beytüşşebap? Pocket Change for FETÖ
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(HaberTürk Newspaper, 20 March 2018)
How could you spend 639 million TL in Beytüşşebap?
In Şırnak province, police officer Selahattin D. transferred
639,000,000 TL (!) (about $150 million), which had been
sent in the name of the Finance Ministry's Beytüşşebap Property
Directorate, illegally to an account opened in the name of the
Beytüşşebap Police Directorate. Selahattin D., who had fiduciary
authority, went to a bank in the center of Şırnak city to get the
However, an official at the bank was suspicious that this
amount of money had been allocated to Beytüşşebap, which
only has a population of 17,000, and stopped the transaction,
informing the Beytüşşebap police in the process. At this point,
Selahattin D. fled but was quickly captured and taken into
custody. After he gave his statement, another individual in
Beytüşşebap was arrested.
Previously, Selahattin D. had been accused of embezzling
7,000,000 TL and had been relieved of duty in an investigation
related to FETÖ (Fethullah Gülen Terror Organization), but was
later returned to duty. Now, a 4-person inspection team from
the Finance and Interior Ministries is looking into the matter.
Additionally, the Beytüşşebap Public Prosecutor is continuing
a separate investigation.
Gülen raised an eyebrow upon hearing of the development...
but no real dent to his bottom line.