Skip to comments.Erdogan criticizes, undermines huge corruption investigation
Posted on 12/27/2013 6:51:36 PM PST by LSUfan
One of Turkeys largest-ever corruption investigations is underway. A public bank CEO, an Iranian businessman and the sons of the freshly resigned interior and economy ministers are among the 24 suspects arrested so far, pending trial. The Iranian businessman allegedly circumvented sanctions against Iran and sent millions of dollars to the country via Halkbank by bribing the CEO as well as the ministers through their sons.
/// In a series of daily speeches after the operation began, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted the probe and the investigators. He branded the probe a dirty operation and the policemen in charge a gang. He further said that a trap had been set up for Turkey, warning that they would break the hands that set up the trap.
Erdogans comments marked the onset of actual interventions in the probe. The chiefs of the Istanbul polices financial crimes and organized crime departments, who handled the investigation, were removed from office in a snap. In a second wave, all department chiefs at the Istanbul police and some 100 others across Turkey were dismissed.
(Excerpt) Read more at al-monitor.com ...
Thailand and Turkey currently imploding...
Add to Syria, Egypt, Libya, etc.
Last time Erdogan fired and imprisoned the entire military leadership of his country, now he is getting rid of police.
Are islamic militias and Sharia enforcers on their way?
I have it on good authority that Mr. and Mrs. Slick Willy are providing technical assistance to Erdogan on how to get through this obvious right wing conspiracy.
Gosh, it’s almost as if he’s up to his eyes in corruption himself. :’) His “ally” Iran and his Russian enemy is about to scratch him off their to-do list. Thanks LSUfan.
[singing] set up like a bowlin’ pin...
Turkey may be placed in a difficult position in the international arena as Yasin al-Qadi, a Saudi Arabian businessman who is on the US Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Global Terrorist list, has entered Turkey multiple times escorted by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan’s protective detail and without a passport or visa, the Taraf daily reported on Monday. http://www.todayszaman.com/news-335341-yasin-al-qadi-escorted-by-pms-security-detail-daily-reports.html
Wow, “Specially Designated Global Terrorist”, imagine who in the US he must have pissed off to get that label.