Graft Inquiry in Turkey Leads to Political Crisis

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Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fighting off a call to resign today, after three of his cabinet ministers stepped down over a corruption investigation. On Tuesday Police arrested 52 people in connection with the corruption probe, among them the cabinet members. The Prime Minister has denounced the raids as a political plot and has responded by dismissing the officials involved in the arrests, and naming 10 new ministers. Ilter Turan is Professor of Political Science at the Bilgi University in Istanbul.

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Guest:
Ilter Turan - Bilgi University

Host:
Barbara Bogaev

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Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Gideon Brower