The Metrobus Case That Kadir Topbaş Did Not Participate Due To Excuse Has Been Postponed: The second hearing of the case filed against Kadir Topbaş, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, regarding the allegations of corruption in the purchase of the metrobus was held. Topbaş, who made an excuse, did not attend the hearing.
The second hearing of the ongoing case was held at the Istanbul 31st Criminal Court of Peace after CHP Metropolitan Municipality Councilors Hakkı Sağlam and Bülent Soylan complained from Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Kadir Topbaş on the allegation of corruption in the purchase of the metrobus. While the complainants Bülent Soylan, Hakkı Sağlam and the party lawyers were present at the hearing, Topbaş did not attend the hearing by stating an excuse.
Hakim's attorney Kubilay Tekgül said, ac We will make a statement after the defense of the defendant. The shortcomings should be eliminated. Eks Bülent Soylan complained, "We will present documents in the later stages of the hearing," he said.
Kadir Topbaş's lawyer Kubilay Tekgül said,, My client is the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Today he had to go to Ankara because of an urgent meeting. I want time to prepare my client in the next session, Bir he said.
The court adjourned the hearing to prepare Kadir Topbaş for the next session and to eliminate the deficiencies in the file.
After the hearing in front of the courthouse, the CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairman Oğuz Kaan Salıcı recalled that Kadir Topbaş did not attend the hearing and used the following statements:
“The case started at 10.00:10.08 and ended at 150. Did Topbaş find time to buy 8 trillion for metrobuses, but not 20 minutes? We think that Topbaş should consider the call of the people of Istanbul and the call of the judiciary. We will send Topbaş drums again just in case. The next hearing is on February 27th. If the metropolitan local elections are held on October XNUMX, we will enter the metropolitan elections with the case where Kadir Topbaş is tried for corruption allegations. If Topbaş does not want to participate in the election with this black mark, let the water give an account in the court of justice, which we do not think that it dispenses justice. "
In the indictment prepared by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, it was alleged that Topbaş made a purchase regarding the metrobus project of the IMM İETT General Directorate, although the financial conditions of the Capa City company were better, and that the Phileas buses damaged the municipality. For this reason, Kadir Topbaş is facing prison terms of 1 to 3 years for "misconduct".