Three Turkish cabinet members resign and one calls on prime minister Tayyip Erdogan to quit
Three Turkish cabinet members have resigned over the country’s escalating corruption scandal.
One of them, environment minister Erdogan Bayraktar, urged a defiant prime minister Tayyip Erdogan to follow suit. The resignations add to a week-old crisis which has pitted Erdogan against the judiciary and reignited anti-government sentiment simmering since mass street-protests in Istanbul and other cities in the summer.
US has criticized media reports that its officials are involved in a set-up against the Turkish gov’t over recent corruption accusations