Investigations into state corruption are progressing, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kudret Özersay has said. However, there are some elements in the state that are offering considerable resistance and are trying to prevent these investigations from being concluded, he said.
Files relating to corrupt politicians have been sent to a special unit in the police force which is working with the Prosecutor’s Office, the deputy PM said.
“The fight is great. There are those who oppose the fight against corruption within the state, who are trying to slow it down or prevent it altogether. Those who do so will certainly pay the price as required by law. We aspire to this task. We have no one to be afraid of, no one”, said Özersay.
He noted that the lack of communication and cooperation between the police and the Prosecutor’s Office in the past had, at times, been an excuse. However, this problem had been solved by establishing a special task force within the police aimed at fighting corruption. The work by this special unit is being carried out under the supervision of the prosecutor himself, Özersay said. In so doing, they are working as one unit and this helps to speed up the process, he, said.
Özersay also said that they would be voting to abolish legal immunity for political party representatives.
Kibris News Agency