Turkish court blocks govt attempt to control judiciary

A Turkish court has blocked a government attempt to force police and prosecutors to disclose investigations to their superiors. The move comes amid a high-profile graft scandal that has brought down members of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s cabinet.

The Council of State, Turkey’s top administrative court, barred the regulation on Friday. The government’s attempt had been slammed by Erdogan’s critics as a way to stifle the corruption probe involving businessmen and some high-profile figures, including the sons of three ministers.

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