Turkish Cypriot businessman Bulut Akacan, who was arrested and accused of being involved in a fight with two other Turkish Cypriot businessmen in Kyrenia, is now facing charges of being involved in illegal betting and of being the owner of illegal online betting websites.
Akacan was re-arrested on Friday and gave a eight-hour testimony at the police department in Nicosia. The police have seized a large number of computers, mobile phones and hard discs belonging to him. Akacan was expected to be sent to the Kyrenia district court on Saturday.
Akacan is the son-in-law of the well-known Turkish Cypriot businessman Vakkas Altinbas and was also a candidate with the National Unity Party (UBP) but failed to be elected. He is also the publisher of Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Haberci’.