Another epic Obama failure. Turkey is melting under the crushing dictatorial and corrupt rule of Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan.
Protesters take to the streets in 11 cities after recordings surface, purportedly of the Turkish PM discussing how to hide money.
Obama’s “most trusted and favorite” ally Erdogan is caught on tape with his son, plotting to hide stolen millions. I predict another Obama buddy’s days are numbered.
“Thousands across Turkey call for Erdogan’s ouster,” The Times of Israel, February 27, 2014
Protesters take to the streets in 11 cities after recordings surface, purportedly of Turkish PM discussing how to hide money
Protesters took to the streets across Turkey on Tuesday, after audio recordings purportedly of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordering his son to dispose of vast amounts of cash amid a graft probe surfaced and went viral on the Internet.
Thousands of people demonstrated in 11 cities, including Ankara and Istanbul, shouting anti-government and anti-Erdogan slogans, according to China’s Xinhua news agency.
Police in the capital fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd that chanted, “The government resigns” and “Thief Erdogan.”
In Istanbul, protests were reportedly held at 10 locations, with the biggest demonstration in the district of Kadikoy, where some 5,000 people marched to the district center, carrying banners reading, “Where are the thieves?” and “You will answer to the people.”
Protests were also held in the cities of Izmir, Antalya, Antakya, Samsun, Trabzon, Eskisehir, Kocaeli, Bursa and Canakkale, according to Xinhua. Clashes between riot police and the crowds were reported in Istanbul, Bursa and Eskisehir.
A chief prosecutor’s office on Tuesday initiated an investigation into the audio recordings in question, Turkish state-run media reported, as opposition parties demanded that the government resign.
Erdogan met with Turkey’s intelligence chief shortly after voice recordings of two people — alleged to be Erdogan and his son — circulated on the Internet on Monday.
The voices were heard discussing means of getting rid of large amounts of money from an undisclosed residence.
A statement issued by Erdogan’s office later said the tapes were fabricated and that legal action would be taken against those responsible.
Read the rest at The Times of Israel.
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