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Turkish PM's son next target of graft probe: Media reports

Published on Dec 26, 2013 9:59 PM
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A Turkish protestor holds up a placard with pictures of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (left) and the United States-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen during a demonstration against corruption in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul on Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013. The son of Turkey's prime minister will likely be the next target of a widening graft probe that led to a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministers resigned, Turkish media said on Thursday, Dec 26, 2013. -- PHOTO: AFP

ANKARA (AFP) - The son of Turkey's prime minister will likely be the next target of a widening graft probe that led to a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministers resigned, Turkish media said on Thursday.

Several newspapers said a bitter struggle between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his one-time ally turned opponent Fethullah Gulen was set to become more venomous as the corruption scandal inches closer to the premier's inner circle.

The opposition Cumhuriyet daily predicted an "earthquake" as investigators turn their attention to an NGO connected to the premier's son Bilal.

The paper said prosecutors were pressuring police to investigate construction tenders granted to the NGO by an Istanbul municipality, whose mayor has been implicated the corruption scandal.

 
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