The Justice Ministry is secretly collecting information about the personal habits of candidate judges and prosecutors, a top official has admitted in response to a question by a parliamentary deputy from the main opposition.
Keeping such records is in line with Turkish law, Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin said, according to a Sunday report in daily Milliyet. His comments were received with mixed opinions from legal experts.
The minister made his statement in response to a question from Selçuk Ayhan, an İzmir deputy from the Republican People’s Party, or CHP, on “whether secret records were being kept on the lifestyle of candidates for becoming judges” or prosecutors.
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