A Bursa court has ruled for the continuation of the arrest of Seyfettin Yiğit, a prosecutor who was found dead in a prison bathroom in September of last year.
The court was responding to a request for Yiğit’s release seven months after he died in prison, according to the Haberdar media outlet.
The 47-year-old public prosecutor was jailed as part of an ongoing witch-hunt against the Gülen movement in August 2016 and was found hanging in the prison bathroom in mid-September.
Yiğit was among the prosecutors who oversaw an investigation into allegations of irregularities within the Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKI) in late 2013, a landmark year when widespread graft allegations implicating four Cabinet ministers and the son of then-Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan were revealed. (Turkey Purge)