Ercan Airport’s new Boss is detained
Turkish businessman Emrullah Turanlı, who is the operator of the Ercan Airport in the Northern Cyprus, has been detained in Turkey yesterday as part of a corruption and bribery investigation. The Ercan Airport had been privatised during the National Unity Party (UBP) “government.”
Among those detained along with Turanlı, are the sons of Turkey’s Interior Minister, Environment and City Planning Minister, and Economy Minister; businessman Ali Agaoglu, Fatih Mayor Mustafa Demir and other senior officials and famous businessmen. The operation is being led by the Istanbul Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor.
In a move seen by many as the Turkish government’s response to the detentions, five police chiefs at the Istanbul Police Headquarters were removed from duty today.