Calls for Turkey PM Recip Tayyip Erdogan to resign in leaked tape scandal

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Series Details 25.02.14
Publication Date 25/02/2014
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Turkey’s prime minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan said on the 25 February 2014 that an audio recording allegedly of him telling his son to hide large sums of money was a fabricated 'montage'. This development was just the latest in a series of leaks related to a growing corruption scandal that first came to life in December 2013.

On the 27 February 2014, a second audio tape implicating Mr. Erdogan in corruption schemes was released by an anonymous user on Youtube.

Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) said the government had lost its legitimacy and called on Erdoğan to step down.

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