The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Turkish Cabinet Ministers Resign Amid Scandal

    Ministers of the environment, economy and interior have resigned from Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s cabinet after appearing shoulder to shoulder with him earlier this week. Police uncovered links between Erdogan’s government and illegal construction projects and money transfers to Iran, even as Erdogan maintains his innocence. The three ministers resigned after police arrested their sons, who held key positions in state-run banks, on suspicion of bribery. After months of protests, it seems progressive Turks may get their wish for at least some change this New Year: Erdogan plans to run in the June 2014 presidential elections.

    Sources: BBC, NYT, Haaretz 

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