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Public prosecutor Muammar Akkas sacked in scandal-hit Turkey

A public prosecutor in Turkey who spoke out about alleged police obstruction in a major corruption case has been dismissed.

The Turkish lira hit a historic low against the US dollar after Muammar Akkas was removed for what Istanbul's chief prosecutor describes as mishandling procedures.

Catharina Moh reports.

  • 27 Dec 2013
  • From the section Europe
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