AkkaÅŸ said although he issued detention and search warrants for the suspects and relayed these to the Ä°stanbul Police Department on Wednesday morning, the police department had not complied with his orders.
"By not implementing the court decisions, police chiefs committed a crime. An opportunity was given to suspects to take measures, escape or mitigate the evidence," he said.
AK Party Hasan Hami YÄ±ldÄ±rÄ±m said pressure on AkkaÅŸ while doing his job is unacceptable. "In a country with rule of law, such a pressure [on the prosecutor] is not legitimate," YÄ±ldÄ±rÄ±m tweeted following AkkuÅŸ's press conference.
AK Party Ä°zmir Deputy Erdal Kalkan also voiced criticism regarding mounting pressure on prosecutors who are leading the corruption investigation.
Kalkan lambasted Ä°stanbul Chief Public Prosecutor Turan ÇolakkadÄ± who publicly expressed his disagreement with Prosecutor AkkaÅŸ in a hasty press conference follwoing the latter's press statement, saying that prosecutors are the republic's prosecutors, not government's.
Many experts criticized Chief Public Prosecutor ÇolakkadÄ± for his pro-government stance regarding the ongoing corruption investigation.