A Turkish prosecutor in Istanbul started an investigation against an advisor to former Turkish President Abdullah Gul over charges of being a member of a terrorist organization, T24 news site reported on Friday.
The prosecutor did not give more information against the former advisor, Ahmet Sever, T24 said.
The outlet added that, three weeks ago, prosecutors have also filed four separate lawsuits against Sever for his book about tensions inside the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) titled “My testimony.”
Ahvalnews said that Sever previously published another book titled “12 Years with Abdullah Gul,” in which he covered the conflict between Gul and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
All cases against Sever were filed on behalf of President Erdogan, AKP’s Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank and AKP deputy chairman Mustafa Şentop, claiming certain references in the book were insults.
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