Four people who were detained in Istanbul within the scope of a German charity investigation were sent to Turkish capital of Ankara on Tuesday.
Four more people were detained under the German "Deniz Feneri e.V." charity investigation conducted by Ankara public prosecutor's office. These people were sent to Ankara, officials said.
Turkey's Supreme Board of Radio and Television (RTUK) member Zahid Akman and three executives of Kanal 7, a private television channel, were arrested within the scope of the investigation on Sunday.
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.
The court sentenced Mehmet Gurhan to 5 years and 10 months, Mehmet Taskan to 2 years and 9 months in prison. Firdevsi Ermis was sentenced to one year and 10 months in prison, which was suspended on probation.
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.
AAGüncelleme Tarihi: 12 Temmuz 2011, 15:26