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Iranian Drug Lord’s Release From Prison Ensnares Erdogan Aide

Istanbul

Istanbul

Photographer: Nicole Tung/Bloomberg

Prosecutors in Istanbul began investigating a member of the board which advises President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on legal issues after the aide was accused of attempting to free from custody a convicted Iranian drug trafficker.

The allegations against Burhan Kuzu emerged from testimony in the case of Naji Sharifi Zindashti, first arrested in 2007 in possession of 75 kilograms of heroin and later convicted.