A Turkish lawyer has filed a formal complaint against 6 people including US-based Preet Bharara and Michael Rubin, seeking Interpol red notices for the whole group.
Burak Bekiroğlu, a lawyer representing the pro-government TAY-DER association, accused the six of “attempting to prevent the Turkish government from functioning,” “attempting to overthrow the constitutional order” and “using the judiciary to attempt a coup,” referencing the December 2013 corruption investigations and the trial triggered by Bharara when he was the district attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Bekiroğlu asked Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office to issue arrest warrants for the six and a request with the Interpol to issue international red notices for them if the local request is found acceptable.
Apart from Bharara and Rubin, Bekiroğlu’s request targets four individuals linked with the Gulen movement: Zafer Akın, Faruk Taban, Kemal Öksüz and Emre Çelik.
Ruling AK Party deputy Metin Külünk declared his support for the request sharing the cover page of the lawyer’s complaint he called “118 extremely important pages,” in a tweet on March 27.