Turkish government corruption scandals

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This 11 January 2014 video is called Thousands protest corruption in Turkey.

By Jean Shaoul:

Corruption scandal threatens to implode Turkish regime

14 January 2014

More than 20,000 people took part in demonstrations in Ankara Saturday in protest against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) government.

Demonstrators shouted “Revolution will clean this filth” and “They are thieves”. The protests follow anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul on January 5 where police used riot shields.

Turkey is in the grip of an escalating political crisis over a huge corruption scandal involving the sons of government ministers, the State Bank and potentially the prime minister’s son, threatening Erdogan’s own position. The investigations have extended to five cities across Turkey.

The ensuing maelstrom has pitted Erdogan against his long-time political allies, the Islamist Hizmet movement founded by US-based preacher Fethullah Gülen, as well as President Abdullah…

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