Turkish ruling party to set up inquiry for former ministers

The four former minsters want a parliamentary inquiry committee to be set up for the corruption charges against them

The four former minsters want a parliamentary inquiry committee to be set up for the corruption charges against them

ANKARA (AA) - Four former ministers from Turkey's ruling AK party, accused of corruption, want a parliamentary inquiry committee to be set up to look into charges against them, said ruling AK Party's parliamentary group chairman, Mustafa Elitas on Wednesday.

"We are collecting the 55 signatures from the MPs necessary for establishing a committee of inquiry, at the request of the minsters" said Elitas.

The ministers have submitted an application for the committee to the Office of the Parliament Speaker.

Turkey's Parliament will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the charges against four of its former ministers - Muammer Guler, Erdogan Bayraktar, Zafer Caglayan, Egemen Bagis - who resigned in the wake of the December 17 anti-graft investigations.

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