Judicial authorities fail to investigate ISIS suspects despite complaint by financial crimes board

Turkish authorities have failed to launch an investigation into three ISIS suspects despite a complaint filed by the financial crimes watchdog MASAK.

Duvar English

Judicial authorities have failed to open an investigation into three Turkish nationals with alleged ties to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) despite a Financial Crimes Investigation Board (MASAK) complaint about them.

The assets of Abdifatah Abdullahi Mohamed, Muhammed Elvardi Elvarhaş and Mustafa Işılak were frozen upon a complaint made by MASAK that they had ties to ISIS.

The Ankara 4th Heavy Penal Court said no investigation was launched into the suspects due to a lack of information and evidence.

The panel of judges decided to unfreeze the suspects' assets because they said the complaints were not based on strong evidence.