Court of Cassation (Supreme Appeal Court) upheld the conviction (7 years and 6 months imprisonment) for former prosecutor Mehmet Ali Pekgüzel on 4 October 2019

Pekgüzel was in charge of Ergenekon (alleged deep state organisation) investigation while he was working for İstanbul Prosecution Office.

Pekgüzel’s wife Firdevs Pekgüzel died in a traffic accident in Ankara on her way to visit her husband in prison on 6 May 2019.

Pekgüzel has been kept in solitary confinement since July 2016 and he was not released although he had a heart attack while court hearing on 12 June 2019.