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Turkey's former justice minister and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Deputy Chairman Mehmet Ali Sahin gave information about an insider for religious figure Fethullah Gulen's Hizmet Movement in the Turkish judicary to the Supreme Court of Appeals.
According to Turkish daily Hurriyet, Mehmet Ali Sahin sent a letter about the movement's man in the judiciary on Thursday.
The movement, which is a former ally of the current ruling AK Party government, has been accused of setting up a 'parallel state' within Turkey and using their human resources in the judiciary to conduct a post-modern coup against the government ahead of local elections.
The Judges and Prosecutors Association (YARSAV) filed a complaint over the Sahin's claims at the beginning of January.
Mehmet Ali Sahin claimed that a high-level judge at the Supreme Court of Appeals had acted contrary to legal procedures and contacted Fethullah Gulen, who runs the movement from his home in Pensylvania, USA.
After AK Party and Gulen's movement fell out over a disagreement to transform prep schools - from which the movement earns a bulk of its income - into private schools, the Gulen movement was accused of coordinating the Istanbul-based anti-graft operation that was launched on December 17 and led to the arrest of two dozen high-profile bureaucrats, politicians and businessmen, including the sons of two former cabinet ministers and the general manager of state-owned Halkbank.Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Ocak 2014, 10:55