Media playback is unsupported on your device

Public prosecutor Muammar Akkas sacked in scandal-hit Turkey

27 December 2013 Last updated at 01:44 GMT

A public prosecutor in Turkey who spoke out about alleged police obstruction in a major corruption case has been dismissed.

The Turkish lira hit a historic low against the US dollar after Muammar Akkas was removed for what Istanbul's chief prosecutor describes as mishandling procedures.

Catharina Moh reports.

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.