Mehmet Akarca

Muhsin Şentürk appointed as appeals court's top judge

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has appointed Muhsin Şentürk as the new chief public prosecutor of the Court of Appeals.

Şentürk's appointment comes after a 37-round presidential election held by the top appeals court that saw him emerge as one of the candidates. He exited the race with two rounds remaining.

Top appeals court deadlocked in election for new head

The Court of Appeals found itself in a deadlock on March 26 as five rounds of voting have failed to produce a clear winner in the critical election to determine its new head.

The decision to postpone the election came after a two-day voting process, where neither of the five candidates managed to secure an absolute majority.