Second investigation launched against TTB President Fincancı

A second investigation was launched against TTB President Şebnem Korur Fincancı.

An investigation was launched into the preliminary assessment statements made by Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a Forensic Medicine Specialist and chair of the Central Council of the Turkish Medical Association (TTB).  

Fincancı was investigated over her declaration about the footage broadcast by Medya Haber TV showing evidence of the Turkish army's chemical weapons attacks on guerrilla areas on 19 November. Fincancı, who was taken into custody on 26 November as part of the investigation launched against her and was arrested and sent to prison the next day, appeared in court recently and the judge decided to keep her in prison.

On the day of Fincancı's first hearing, it was learned that the research reports of the other central council members of the TTB were included in the prosecution file by the same prosecutor. Although lawyers objected to these documents, which are not related to the file, it was learned that the head of the delegation said that he included these documents in the file for information purposes.

However, at the hearing it was learned that an investigation had been launched against the TTB Central Council President Şebnem Korur Fincancı and all the other council members because of their membership in the organization. It was also reported that there was a confidential decision in the investigation. Thus, Fincancı will be subjected to two different investigations regarding the same incident.

It was also learned that the file in which Fincancı was detained, the investigation prepared today against the members of the central council, and the prosecutor who prepared the case regarding the dismissal of the chair and central council members of the TTB were run by the same person.