Just couple of days ago, the name Bharara was not known in Turkey. He had some 8K followers on Twitter and would not imagine it multiplied with two-score, even more. Today, he is the hope of many millions in Turkey. A comment about him at one of Turkey’s most visited websites, for example, says that “I swear that I want to hug him and tell him a lot of things while crying. We are so depressed, don’t upset us”. It went to the level that his 34th tweet is a response to a Turkish citizen, who asked if he wanted anything from Turkey, saying “I love shish kebab but I do not think I can accept gifts just for doing my job”.
What is this sudden display of love through him?
The answer is found in the recent history, namely 17-25 December 2013 corruption scandal in Turkey. Celal Kara, a public prosecutor, started an operation in which all the suspects were members of the government, especially Erdogan, their family members, including Erdogan’s both sons, and high officials as well as businessmen, including Reza Zarrab. Also we learned about the name Babak Zanjani, who is to be hanged because of the same accusations, in Iran. The accusations were bribery, corruption, fraud, money laundering and gold smuggling. Okumaya Devam Edin