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Turkey Jails 4 for Alcohol Deaths of 5 Russians

ANKARA, Turkey — A Turkish court has sentenced four people to 83 years in prison each for the deaths of five Russians from bootleg alcohol poisoning.

The Russians died in 2011 after consuming bootleg liquor during a yacht tour in the Aegean Sea. They were in Turkey training to be tour guides.

The Anadolu news agency said Wednesday that a court convicted four people of murder for producing the liquor and sentenced each of them to 83-year jail terms.

The report said three yacht company officials were sentenced to seven years in prison.

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