ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The decision of the head of Parliament's State Economic Enterprises (KyT) Commission to adjourn the commission's meetings until next year when it was about to scrutinize KyT activities has drawn the ire of the opposition parties.
KyT Commission Chairman Hasan Fehmi Kynay notified the members of the commission that meetings are to be postponed until January 2015 due to the tight schedule of Parliament.
The opposition members on the KyT commission lamented the delay and argued that the underlying reason for the postponement of the meetings was to block the commission's probe of irregularities and corruption occurring in KyT.
He recalled that the KyT commission also failed to debate the public expenditure for the new presidential palace, also known as Ak Saray (White Palace), last week because due to the absence of Justice and Development Party (AK Party) deputies, a quorum could not be established.
Also speaking to Today's Zaman, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy Necati Euzsoy said that the postponement of the KyT commission's meetings is also related to making room in Parliament's schedule so that the security bill that will give the police sweeping powers can be passed expediently.
Speaking with reporters in Ankara on the occasion of the signature ceremony for the European Investment Bank (EIB) loan for the Marmaray project, Ecanakcy said that the third ystanbul airport project was initiated by the State Airports Management General Directorate (DHMy), which is a KyT
and therefore the Treasury cannot guarantee any liabilities resulting from the project.
According to a Taraf daily report published on Friday, eight members of the KyT
commission investigating alleged irregularities at Halkbank, which has been frequently mentioned in relation to corruption allegations after a graft scandal erupted on Dec.