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Turkish PM says tapes of talk with son a fabrication (Turkey the next Ukraine?)
Reuters ^ | 2/25/2014 | Samia Nakhoul and Nick Tattersall

Posted on 02/25/2014 10:18:21 AM PST by mojito

Turkey's Prime Minister accused political enemies of hacking encrypted state communications to fake a phone conversation suggesting he warned his son to hide large sums of money before police raids in a graft inquiry that reached into government.

In a dramatic session of parliament after posting of an 11-minute audio tape on YouTube, Tayyip Erdogan described it as a shameless and treacherous "montage". He did not name those he held responsible but made it clear he was talking of a network run by former ally, Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen.

The head of the main parliamentary opposition insisted the conversation was genuine, telling Erdogan: "My advice to you is either flee the country, take your helicopter, or resign."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News
KEYWORDS: erdogan; fethullahgulen; gulen; gulenschools; muslimworld; turkey
I suspect the tapes are real, and are a body blow to Erdogan, who just happens to be Barry's "favorite" foreign leader.
1 posted on 02/25/2014 10:18:21 AM PST by mojito
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To: mojito

iran spliced the tape.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 10:26:34 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: no-to-illegals

Marion Barry has provided an alternate defense for Erdogan...


3 posted on 02/25/2014 10:29:33 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

LOL


4 posted on 02/25/2014 10:30:33 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mojito

Well, it seems pretty easy to determine if the tapes were faked. Did the son hide the money, as the tape instructed?

If so, then the tapes aren’t fake.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 10:46:55 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: mojito

Only a matter of weeks before Erdogan goes down, and a sudden rush by minor parties for another election. The military will sit there and just grin....when they wanted to do a coup a couple of years ago...they got stopped by Erdogan.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 10:50:50 AM PST by pepsionice
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7 posted on 02/25/2014 11:05:44 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: mojito

Erdogen made a simple but devastating blunder: one lie is always more persuasive than two lies.

First, outrage about phone tapping only matters when nothing of value was tapped. But he basically did the Bart Simpson of saying “I Didn’t Do It. Nobody Saw Me Do It. There’s No Way You Can Prove Anything!”


8 posted on 02/25/2014 11:17:59 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: mojito

The difference is Erdogan can find enough pious Muslims to keep firing at unarmed protesters indefinitely.


9 posted on 02/25/2014 11:56:47 AM PST by Reaganez
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It is the pious Muslims firing at Erdogan. The guns are pointing in the right direction.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 7:26:50 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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It is Erdogan that has virtually defeated the secular Army.

Erdogan that has advised the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood how is Islamize Egypt with a secular Army in the way.

Ergodan’s Justice and Development Party is an Islamist party.

The protesters are secular.

There are always even more radical Muslims but make no mistake Ergodan is an Islamist.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 11:14:40 PM PST by Reaganez
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