Tainted politician returns
The week's news at a glance.
Turkeys 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 wasnt 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.