By: Tang Pei-chun and Elaine Hou
Taipei, Oct. 4 (CNA) A Turkish diplomat involved in an alleged sexual harassment case in Taiwan will
likely not face prosecution here because he was removed from his post at Turkey’s representative office in Taipei, a Taiwanese official said Tuesday.
Chen Chun-shen (陳俊賢), director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of West Asian and African Affairs, said the Turkish government has notified Taiwan’s representative office in Ankara of its decision to remove the official from his post in Taiwan and transfer him back to Turkey, given the controversy.
Halil Ibrahim Dokuyucu, deputy head of the Turkish Trade Office in Taipei, allegedly fondled a woman at a bar in Taipei’s upscale Daan District on July 3 despite her protests, and got into a scuffle with the police who were called in after the incident.
During questioning at a police station in Taipei, Dokuyucu claimed he had diplomatic immunity. [FULL STORY]