42. Tuncay Mataracı, a politician from Rize, who served as the Minister of Customs and Monopoly in the government and a former president of Çaykur Rizespor Club, died due to the coronavirus.
WHO IS TUNCAY MATARACI?
Born in 1935 Mataracı, 1977 General Elections in Rize Justice Party (JP) as a deputy to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Parliament) elected. After the talks known as the Güneş Motel Incident, he left the Justice Party and became one of the 11 deputies who established a government with Bülent Ecevit in return for a ministry. He became the Minister of Customs and Monopolies in the 42nd Government established under the chairmanship of Ecevit. The case of Mataracı and his entourage, who was referred to the Supreme Court on 23 April 1981 by the National Security Council (NSC) with the allegation of taking bribes, was concluded on 16 March 1982. Tuncay Mataracı, who was tried for 25 different crimes, most of which was the crime of ‘taking a bribe’, was sentenced to 43 years in prison and a fine of 787 million 386 liras. However, the prison sentence given to Mataracı was reduced to 36 years in accordance with Article 77 of the TCK. Thus, he became one of the ministers who had been sentenced to the heaviest punishment since the establishment of the Supreme Court. He is also one of the former presidents of Çaykur Rizespor club, of which he is one of the founders.