Belfast Telegraph

Home News World

Dozens held in exam cheating probe

Dozens of people have been held as part of an investigation into alleged cheating in a national exam for prospective civil servants in Turkey.

More than 60 suspects were detained in Ankara and 13 other cities, according to reports, with police having issued arrest warrants for a total of 82 people over the 2010 examinations.

The investigation stems from allegations of cheating in the Public Personnel Selection Examination in which a surprisingly large number of candidates scored top marks.

The Turkish government has suggested that a movement led by a US-based Muslim cleric may have carried out fraud in a bid to place followers into key public sector positions.

Media organisations close to the movement have denied the allegations.

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph