Turkish graft scandal deepens with more arrests, police dismissals

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Eric.Klein wrote:

That makes several people guaranteed to vote against the government in the elections that are less than 2 months away, and countless others who are their friends, family, or who will see through this effort to impede the corruption investigation.

This will not go well for the government.

Jan 07, 2014 4:56am EST  --  Report as abuse
Ittai wrote:

Something must be done about Erdogan, the mass murdering terrorist. Dear Turkish nation, for your sake and for the sake of the free world: get rid of him already…

Jan 07, 2014 8:23am EST  --  Report as abuse
Mjjs wrote:

Who want that Dictator in European Union?

Jan 07, 2014 9:14am EST  --  Report as abuse
worldscan wrote:

Some news media make it sound like Erdogan is responsible for Turkey’s economic boom of the past decade when in reality, Erdogan has hijacked Turkey’s economic success to serve his regressive, oppressive Islamic agenda which is turning Turkey around and back to the middle ages.

Jan 07, 2014 11:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
RobertFrost wrote:

History will remember prime minister Erdoghan as a leader who grew from an astute politician who initially transformed Turkey’s image from a neighborhood bully to a small dictator. He managed to surround his country with hostile neighbors aggrieved at broken undertakings, engaging in toppling a neighbor’s government and constantly encroaching on the sovereignty of another.

That is apart from killing hundreds of Turkey’s citizens, whether by air raids of Kurdish villages, or police attacks on protesters, maintaining an iron fist to keep large minority, such as the Alawites “in their place.”

The “economic miracle” floundered as soon as he finished the sale of the precious public sector enterprises at a knockdown price to, what we learn now, his party loyalists!

He is left now in an economic crisis, not least created by the loss of $11 billion in trade with other countries in the Middle East through Syria.

Membership of the EU is a forlorn hope! Turkey would have regained its competitive position against countries Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and other newer EU members, who export the same agricultural and raw materials to Europe, but at preferential terms, particularly customs.

His erratic policies towards Israel is symptomatic of his era. One day “championing” the Palestinian’s cause, and the next conducting joint military exercises with the Israeli Air Force!

Then history would turn the page, and forget the entire episode, apart from probably his role in the death of 130,000 Syrians by being a conduit for the Saudi and Qatar funds and weapons, becoming a conduit for the arrival of “Muhjahidin,” and availing the US, Germany, Britain and France of training facilities and the delivery of the Western “non-lethal” weapons!

I doubt if the elections in Turkey would be held! He had cleansed the Turkish army from its historical secular leadership, replacing them by his followers, and now the police.

Who would then stop him extending the current parliament’s term? Demonstrators embattled by his security forces, or the mob he buses every time he needs to deliver one of his fiery speeches?

Jan 07, 2014 3:13pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CYrus_Ottoman wrote:

Biggest mistake was falling for IsraeliZionist&TakfiriSaudi trickery in assisting rebels in Syria, The more the zionist and zionist affiliates think it can get its way by supporting cleric Fethullah Gulen through media and financially, the faster Turkey says Hello to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.. Erdogan The Great! Lives onto Eternity!

Jan 07, 2014 4:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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