Turkish businessman says his firm hosted prosecutor Oz in Dubai
Jan 07, 2014 - 12:00 am GMT+3
by Jan 07, 2014 12:00 am
Turkish businessman Ali Agaoglu stated that Deputy Chief Public Prosecutor of Istanbul Zekeriya Oz, a lead actor in an operation to discredit the government on Dec 17, was hosted by his firm in Dubai.
On Monday (Jan 6), Oz denied claims of a lavish vacation in Dubai with family and friends.
Following Oz's statement, Turkish businessman Ali Agaoglu said that Oz and his family were hosted in Dubai by a representative of his firm, and added, "We paid for it".
Turkey's daily Sabah newspaper reported on Monday that the prosecutor took a $40,000 vacation in Dubai with family and friends with all costs paid by Agaoglu.
According to Sabah, Oz had a luxurious vacation in one of Dubai's 5-star hotel, renowned for its views and beaches. With a company of eight, he enjoyed all local entertainment amenities available.
Turkish police launched dawn raids on Dec 17 after months of surveillance in Istanbul as part of an investigation into alleged bribery related to public tenders and gold smuggling. Among the detainees was Ali Agaoglu, who was later released.
Oz was also the prosecutor on the Ergenekon case in which several military officials were charged with a military coup attempt against the AK Party government.