5 more detained in Turkish Deniz Feneri probe

Other detainees include executives of a Turkish private TV channel Kanal 7.

5 more detained in Turkish Deniz Feneri probe

Turkish police detained five more people, including a TV host, as part of a probe into "Deniz Feneri e.V.", a German charity organization whose executives were charged with embezzling money.

Other detainees include executives of a Turkish private TV channel Kanal 7. TV host Ugur Aslan was once hosting a TV show on Kanal 7.

Detained people will be taken to Ankara to be questioned by prosecutors carrying out the investigation.

Last month, member of Turkey's Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK), Zahid Akman, and three executives of Kanal 7 were also arrested within the scope of the investigation.

In September 2008, a German court convicted three Turks of fraud for drawing off donations and using them for other purposes outside charity.

The Frankfurt State Court sentenced the three men working for the charity Deniz Feneri e.V in Germany to prison terms.

Court judge Johann Muller had said after the trial that Deniz Feneri e.V. had received a total of 41 million euros of donations over last five years in Germany and 17 million euros of that had been sent to Turkey.

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