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World Turkey Detains Pilots, Probes Ghosn Flight After Istanbul Stop

14:10  02 january  2020
14:10  02 january  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Turkish authorities detained seven people, including four pilots , after it began an investigation into private jet flights that appear to have taken former Nissan Motor Co. executive Carlos Ghosn first to Istanbul and then to Beirut. An operations manager for a private cargo company and two employees

ISTANBUL , Jan 2 (Reuters) - Turkish police detained seven people including four pilots on Thursday in an investigation of how ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn Turkey ’s interior ministry has launched a probe into the transit of Ghosn , who has become Japan’s most famous fugitive after revealing on

(Bloomberg) -- Turkish authorities detained seven people, including four pilots, after it began an investigation into private jet flights that appear to have taken former Nissan Motor Co. executive Carlos Ghosn first to Istanbul and then to Beirut.

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An operations manager for a private cargo company and two employees of a private ground services firm were also pulled in for questioning, state run news agency Anadolu reported.

Ghosn's Escape From Japan Followed Weeks of Planning

  Ghosn's Escape From Japan Followed Weeks of Planning Carlos Ghosn’s escape to Lebanon from Japan followed weeks of planning by associates aimed at getting the former auto executive to a country they believed would provide a more friendly legal environment.Last weekend, a team assembled to carry out his exfiltration, aided by accomplices in Japan, sprung the plan into action, one of these people said. Mr. Ghosn was spirited from his court-monitored residence in Tokyo onto a private jet, bound for Turkey. Mr. Ghosn then continued by plane to Lebanon, landing there early Monday morning, according to people familiar with the matter. There, he met his wife, Carole Ghosn, who played a major role in the operation, these people said.

Seven people, including four pilots , have been detained after the Interior Ministry launched a probe into the allegations that the fugitive ex-CEO made it from Osaka to Beirut, Lebanon through Istanbul , Turkish media According to NHK, Ghosn managed to board a flight with a spare French passport.

ISTANBUL -- Turkish police detained seven people, including four pilots , on Thursday in an investigation into how ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn transited through Istanbul en route to Lebanon after fleeing Japan, a police spokeswoman told Reuters.

Ghosn, who was facing trial for alleged financial crimes in Japan, appears to have flown to Lebanon on a private jet operated by a subsidiary of Turkey’s MNG Holding, according to a senior Turkish official with direct knowledge of the matter.

The former automotive executive seems to have flown to Istanbul on another MNG aircraft on Monday morning and was transferred between the two airplanes inside a box, the official said, asking not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Airport police weren’t made aware that Ghosn was on board, the official said. The chief Turkish prosecutor’s office is running the investigation into the circumstances that surround Ghosn’s transit through Istanbul.

The details gathered so far by Turkish authorities shed some light on the mechanics of how Ghosn was transported to Lebanon even though he’d been deprived of his passports.

Turkey Detains Pilots, Probes Ghosn Flight After Istanbul Stop

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Turkish authorities detained seven people, including four pilots , for questioning on Thursday in relation to disgraced ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn evading justice in Japan and fleeing to Lebanon. According to Turkish media, Ghosn landed in Istanbul on his way to Lebanon.

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have detained several people after the interior ministry launched a probe into the transit of ousted Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn , who after fleeing Japan stopped in Turkey on his way to Lebanon, broadcaster NTV said on Thursday. Ghosn , one of the world’s

They also portray Turkey as being caught unaware of the plot, with the official claiming that the first jet’s stop in Istanbul was unexpected and came as a result of a problem reported by the pilot. That appears to contradict other reports that said the flight plan for the aircraft indicated it was always meant to fly to Istanbul.

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