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Turkey president orders auditing body to probe corruption

English.news.cn   2014-03-04 18:43:28

ANKARA, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul on Tuesday ordered Turkish state auditors on Tuesday to assess the government's ability to fight corruption, said a Turkish official statement.

Gul ordered the State Audit Institution (DDK) to examine corruption claims involving government officials and the regulations governing the wiretapping of communication devices, said the statement released by the Turkish President's Press Office.

His order also required auditors to look at the process by which judges and prosecutors are chosen, according to the statement.

Last Monday, Turks were shocked by the leaked audio recordings that revealed an alleged conversation between Erdogan and his son Bilal on how to hide large sums of cash just after a graft probe launched on Dec. 17, 2013.

However, the prime minister immediately denied the authenticity of the recording, saying these tapes were fabricated technically and were "immoral product of montage and completely false."

Editor: chengyang
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