Lebanon has detained the Turkish power ships that have been providing it with electricity amid an investigation into potential briberies and corruption.
In the decision on Thursday to detain the ships Fatmagül Sultan and Orhan Bey, Financial Prosecutor Judge Ali Ibrahim stated that the move resulted from a suspected violation of the contract signed with Lebanon.
The Judge is investigating “brokers, commission, or corruption” in the dealership of ships producing electricity, and has instructed the Finance Ministry to refrain from paying the amounts owed to the Turkish companies, Karpowership and Karadeniz until they return $25 million to the Lebanese state.
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