Feature

Tainted politician returns

The week's news at a glance.

Ankara, Turkey

Turkey’s high court this week suspended a corruption case against former Prime Minister Mesut Yilmaz, who promptly announced that he would return to politics. Yilmaz was accused of rigging the privatization of Turkbank, in a scandal that brought down his government in 1998. But the court said there wasn’t enough evidence to proceed with a prosecution. Under the ruling, the charges will be dropped altogether unless a new case is filed within five years. Yilmaz said the decision proves he did nothing wrong, and he said he would waste no time before jump-starting his career. “Beginning today,” he said, “I will start making contacts.”

Recommended

Macron and Biden patch things up
Biden and Macron.
friends again

Macron and Biden patch things up

Boris Johnson says French should 'prenez un grip'
Boris Johnson.
not lost in translation

Boris Johnson says French should 'prenez un grip'

Experts say Hong Kong national security law is broadening
Hong Kong High Court
expansion

Experts say Hong Kong national security law is broadening

Congress passes bill to aid U.S. diplomats and spies hit with 'Havana syndrome'
CIA Director William Burns
Havana syndrome

Congress passes bill to aid U.S. diplomats and spies hit with 'Havana syndrome'

Most Popular

Did Theranos Lose Afghanistan?
Elizabeth Holmes and James Mattis.
Samuel Goldman

Did Theranos Lose Afghanistan?

7 cartoons about America's vaccine fights
Editorial Cartoon.
Feature

7 cartoons about America's vaccine fights

Former FDA commissioner questions whether researchers should continue to publish sequences of novel viruses
Scott Gottlieb.
sunday shows

Former FDA commissioner questions whether researchers should continue to publish sequences of novel viruses