Friday, December 27, 2013

Riots in Turkey

Turkey's government has been hit with a corruption scandal that appears to be part of a political rivalry.

The scandal has brought protesters to the streets of Istanbul, demanding the prime minister's resignation. Many Turks have become increasingly angry in recent years over what they see as excessive moves toward Islamization. The alleged corruption rekindled their activism, last seen in a series of protests during the summer.

This time, the protests were triggered by allegations that let to dozens of arrests, including the sons of two cabinet ministers alleged to have been involved in payoffs for real estate deals involving large amounts of cash and gold.

-VOA


Clashes erupt in Turkey by reuters