Turkey: Suspects related to Carlos Ghosn escape appear at Istanbul court

Suspects related to the escape of former Nissan boss Carols Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon arrived at a court in Istanbul on Friday. The suspects were reported to be seven aviation workers — four pilots, a cargo company manager and two airport workers. Footage shows them being escorted out of Istanbul's Yesilkoy police station and led to the city's Palace of Justice. Sixty-five-year-old Ghosn fled... Еще Japan rather than face trial over allegations of financial misconduct. He reportedly entered the country on a private jet via Turkey and later flew to Lebanon. Ghosn was initially arrested by Japanese authorities in November 2018 and spent 108 days in custody, before being released on a $9m (€8m) bail in April. The bail restricted Ghosn from travelling abroad and his Brazilian, Lebanese and French passports were held by his legal team in Japan. Istanbul-based MNG Jet, whose aircraft were utilised to fly Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon, reportedly stated an employee counterfeited records and that Ghosn's name was not present on any documentation linked to the flights. The company pressed charges in Turkey over illicit use of its jet charter services. The employee reportedly leased two separate private jets, one from Dubai to Osaka and Osaka to Istanbul and another one from Istanbul to Beirut. According to Lebanese authorities, Ghosn entered the country legally with a French passport.

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