Russia detains economy minister for $2mn bribe over Rosneft deal

Russia detains economy minister for $2mn bribe over Rosneft deal

Russia’s Investigative Committee said Tuesday that it had detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on suspicion of taking a two-million-dollar bribe over a massive deal involving state-controlled oil giant Rosneft. The Investigative Committee said in a statement on Tuesday that the detention was carried out as a result of an operation by the FSB security service, […]

Turkey detains leaders of pro-Kurdish party

Turkey detains leaders of pro-Kurdish party

Turkey detained two co-leaders and nine other lawmakers of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) early on Friday over reluctance to give testimony for crimes linked to “terrorist propaganda.” The Turkish Interior Ministry said detention orders for 13 MPs were issued, but only 11 were detained as two lawmakers were abroad. Lawyers had earlier said […]