Two years after the scandal with the poisoning of Russian citizens in Turkey, a Turkish court announced the verdict on the case. Four defendants, who produced and sold low-quality alcohol, were sentenced to 90 years in prison.
In addition, two owners of the yacht, where the poisoning occurred, and their employee, were sentenced to a seven years in prison.
The news message about the mass poisoning of Russian citizens in the Turkish resort of Bodrum arrived at the Russian Consulate-General at the end of May 2011. Tourists complained of nausea, vomiting and loss of consciousness. It was assumed that they were poisoned by poor-quality whiskey during a yacht tour organized by a local company.
Four tourists died at hospitals in Turkey, whereas a woman later died at a Moscow hospital.
The General Staff noted that the document appeared at a time when Russia was trying to deter the arms race unleashed by the United States