court has not initiated a probe into the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in preparation for a closure case.
The prosecutor said the court was examining news reports about the AK Party but that it is not investigating the party. The prosecutor sparked controversy in early February when he commented on the possibility of launching a closure case against the AK Party. Yalçınkaya also refuted reports that the Supreme Court of Appeals had launched an investigation into two AK Party deputies whose recent remarks sparked controversy.
Earlier this week, the AK Party initiated an intra-party investigation into the two deputies. Last week, Kahramanmaraş deputy Avni Doğan publicly said his party was categorizing its opponents. "They categorized us for 40 years. Now it is our turn [to categorize them.] They have categorized all those whose daughters wear the headscarf. They have categorized all those whose children attend the religious imam-hatip high schools. They have done this to the public for 40 years. Now we are doing the same to them," the deputy stated.
AK Party Deputy Chairman Hüseyin Çelik said Doğan overstepped limits with his remarks and said his party would take action against him. Shortly after the Doğan controversy, AK Party Çorum deputy Ahmet Aydoğmuş said opponents of the ruling party had "problems with their roots." The AK Party also launched an investigation into Aydoğmuş. TODAY'S ZAMAN