Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has declared that Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek is corrupt and has ‘no manners,’ in an unusually frank speech amid intra-government clashes, hours after the latter called for his resignation.
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In August 2013, a Turkish court passed a verdict on theErgenekon case, which started as an investigation into a weapons arsenal found in a district of İstanbul in 2008, sentencing a former chief of General Staff, Gen. İlker Başbuğ, to life without
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