Mukhtar Ablyazov, Ilyas Khrapunov and Botagoz Jardemalie got a trouble each

Mukhtar Ablyazov, Ilyas Khrapunov and Botagoz Jardemalie got a trouble each

Mukhtar Ablyazov got a flashback as he entered the French prison. He was freed two days latter but he stays under supervision. After all he is the star among fraudsters. It’s every criminal’s dream to read a book dedicated to him while being free. Kleptopia by Tom Burgis grants this rare opportunity, BPostNews suggests. Mukhtar Ablyazov recently enjoyed extreme levels of media attention. Most of the events around him and his team were negative publicity. This time it wasn’t connected directly with his long-term feud with the Kazakhstan government. Botagoz…

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Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid tensions in the eastern Mediterranean

Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader amid tensions in the eastern Mediterranean

Turkish-held northern Cyprus, a breakaway state recognised only by Ankara, voted Sunday (11 October) for a new leader, amid charges of meddling by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The election pitted the incumbent and favourite, Mustafa Akıncı, who supports the eventual reunification of Cyprus as an EU member, against right-wing nationalist Ersin Tatar, who is backed by Erdoğan. Preliminary estimates from the electoral commission predicted Tatar won more than 33% of the votes, followed by Akıncı with around 28%. If, as expected, no candidate wins at least 50%, the two…

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