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Nadir vows to return to Turkey

The fugitive Turkish Cypriot tycoon Asil Nadir vowed to return to Turkey, four years after jumping bail in Britain. He said from his home in northern Cyprus that his visit was imminent, but gave no further details. He has in the past invested in electronics companies, a hotel and the media in Turkey. He did not elaborate on the nature of any future investments there. Mr Nadir fled in May 1993 while awaiting trial on theft and false- accounting charges following the collapse of his London-based Polly Peck fruits-to-electronics empire. He still has media, banking and tourism interests in breakaway northern Cyprus.

Reuters - Ankara