Erdogan's Uraveling
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Erdogan's Uraveling
Protests Erupt as Turkey’s Crisis Deepens

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan finds his cabinet in disarray after a police corruption probe resulted in the arrests of high-profile officials and their family members. Erdoğan responded swiftly last week by firing top police officials—at least 70 at last count—but it wasn’t enough to quell anger over government corruption. The political crisis deepened over the weekend as protests broke out and the police intervened with water cannons and tear gas. In response, Erdoğan went on the offensive.

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