Prosecutors launch another investigation into journalist Murat Ağırel upon Erdoğan family’s complaint
Lawyer Celal Ürgen has said that prosecutors have launched another investigation into journalist Murat Ağırel, who is already incarcerated over a report covering the funeral of an intel operative killed in Libya. The fresh investigation came upon the complaints of President Erdoğan's son Bilal Erdoğan and Treasury Minister Berat Albayrak. The Erdoğan family accuses the journalist of "insulting" them over his claims regarding the formation of the Pelican Group.
Future Party leader Ahmet Davutoğlu has claimed that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited the Pelican group, which is said to be consisting of staunch supporters of Erdoğan who are influential in the pro-government media, in their residence. "The coup that was done against me in the party was carried out by Pelican. I saw that there were acts that were carried out upon orders behind it. Mr. President visited them in their residence," Davutoğlu said.
Future Party leader and former prime minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said that the government tried to make a puppet out him upon President Erdoğan's orders. "The event that initiated by resignation process was that MKYK meeting. They wanted to give me the message of, 'You'll be a puppet prime minister and we'll rule everything.' I called Erdoğan afterwards and tried to prevent a state crisis," Davutoğlu said.