“Former TV watchdog chief detained in fraud case” – Hürriyet Daily News

Kanal 7 Editor-in-Chief İsmail Karahan is taken into custody by the police. Source : Hürriyet

“The former head of Turkey’s television watchdog, as well as the executives of a TV station, were detained Wednesday in an ongoing embezzlement case.

Zahid Akman, the former president of the Supreme Board of Radio and Television, or RTÜK, was detained in Ankara, while Kanal 7 Editor-in-Chief İsmail Karahan, Vice General Manager Mustafa Çelik and Finance Manger Erdoğan Kara were detained in Istanbul. Kanal 7’s chief executive officer, Zekeriya Karaman, was detained in the Black Sea province of Bartın.

Akman, the former head of the Supreme Board of Radio and Television, or RTÜK, worked at Kanal 7 as an anchorman and executive between 1993 and 2004.

The detentions came as a part of the Lighthouse e.V. case, Germany’s biggest charity scandal.(…)”

Source : Hürriyet Daily News


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