Turkey’s EU ambassador accused of ’embezzling wine’ (Turkey)

Turkey’s EU ambassador accused of ’embezzling wine’ (Turkey)

Turkish authorities are investigating the country’s former ambassador to the European Union, following allegations he embezzled wine worth hundreds of thousands of euros. Daryal Batibay is suspected of using around €200,000 of public money to buy the wines, before attempting to smuggle them into Turkey. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry confirmed to Decanter that it and other government agencies are investigating Batibay, who retired as the country’s permanent representative to the Council of Europe late last year.

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