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Jailed Istanbul Chamber Head Released After Bribery Charges

An Ankara court ordered the release of Istanbul Chamber of Commerce President Murat Yalcintas from prison, where he was being held on bribery charges, the state- run Anatolia news agency reported.

Yalcintas was arrested along with a former head of the Supreme Court and nine others on suspicion of conspiring to bribe judges in 30 cases, including land deals involving the World Trade Center buildings in Istanbul and the CNR Exhibition Center, Hurriyet said Oct. 27. Yalcintas has denied the charges, it said.

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