Colonel faces 392 years in jail

Decorated Turkish Army Colonel, Ahmet Ucok, allegedly came up with a scheme to allow Turkish nationals to avoid military service. His system was to make them TRNC citizens, so that they could then buy their way out of military service, as is allowed under TRNC law. He has charged various businessmen and entertainers between 4 and 6 thousand Turkish Lira each for this service which has now been uncovered.

Mr Ucok claims that it was his wife that came up with the scheme but the prosecution are demanding he serve 392 years in jail.

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