Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Rector Aşkın faces 21 years' imprisonment

Jailed Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Rector Yücel Aşkın was charged by the Van Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday for “forming a criminal gang for profit,” “tampering with official documents” and “corrupting state tenders,” charges that carry a maximum of 21 years in prison.

Aşkın has been in intensive care since the weekend after suffering a heart attack upon news that the school's deputy general secretary, Enver Arpalı, who faced similar charges, had committed suicide by hanging himself. Hospital officials said Aşkın's condition remained serious.

Read the whole story on Turkish Daily News

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