Opinion was requested for merging Metrobus cases
The complaint against Kadir Topbas, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, was requested to consult with the case against the allegations of acquiring the BRT.
Kadir Topbaş did not attend the hearing at the Istanbul 31st Criminal Court of Peace. Fahri Biçer, the lawyer of Topbaş, stated that his client could not attend the hearing because he had foreign guests, and he submitted the relevant documents to the court.
The lawyers of the Complainants Hakkı Sağlam and Bülent Soylan requested the case to be combined with the file opened with the same charge at the Istanbul 15th Criminal Court of First Instance. Topbaş's lawyer said that they did not accept the request for consolidation.
The court stated that the case was in legal and actual contact with the lawsuit filed against those who signed the decision of the procurement commission and the administrative committee that approved the decision at the Istanbul 15th Criminal Court of First Instance with the same charges. Therefore, the court decided to request an opinion from the Istanbul 15th Criminal Court of First Instance to consolidate the files. The court adjourned the hearing, which also accepted Topbaş's excuse for not attending the hearing.
CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairman Oguz Kaan Salici and some party officials followed the hearing.
Source : http://www.bugun.com.tr