Turkish courts today freed the last remaining detainees in the corruption scandal that has shaken the country, after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of police and judiciary quashed the probe.
Turkey’s opposition urged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit and protests broke out in several cities after the release of an audio tape purportedly of Erdogan discussing how to dispose of hidden funds.
Opposition parties rebuffed attempts by Turkey’s government to win support for changes to a key judicial oversight body, as a wide-ranging anti-corruption investigation continues to roil the nation’s politics.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan tapped loyalists to rebuild his cabinet and fight a deepening corruption scandal that claimed its first victims from his inner circle and sent markets plunging.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said graft allegations against government officials and businessmen are hurting the economy, escalating a counterattack on what he described as a “gang” within the state bureaucracy.
Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his party’s support was at 29.5 percent and rising ahead of elections against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 12, Hurriyet newspaper reported.