X Close

World

Published: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 12:55:31 AM
Updated: Friday December 27, 2013 MYT 12:55:34 AM

Turkish official says graft prosecutor removed for mishandling case

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor who went public on Thursday with allegations of police obstruction in a high-level corruption case had himself mishandled the proceedings and was therefore removed, his superior said.

Turhan Colakkadi, Istanbul's chief prosecutor, told reporters Muammer Akkas had leaked information to the media and had not given superiors timely updates on the case as required.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay and Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

advertisement

  1. Lawyer suffocates in attempt to rescue puppies from metre-deep hole
  2. Firefly flight bound for Kota Baru forced to turn back
  3. When the world turns upside down
  4. The Obama double in Malaysia
  5. Malacca treasure no longer a myth
  6. Babysitter swings one-year-old - and kills her instead
  7. TV series 'Indian Summers' to be shot in Penang
  8. Couple die after taking poison
  9. Malaysian passport 9th best in the world
  10. Japanese oil tanker robbed, three crew believed kidnapped in dramatic dawn raid

advertisement

advertisement