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Turkey Probe: Minister Received USD 1.5 M Bribe

World | December 19, 2013, Thursday // 09:05| Views: 2395 | Comments: 0
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A minister from Turkey's cabinet has allegedly received a bribe of USD 1.5 M, according to a report on an ongoing investigation that has shaken the country.

The scandal broke out Wednesday, after more than 50 people, including the sons of three Turkish ministers, were arrested as part of an inquiry into high-profile bribing in Turkey.

According to the Zaman news webside, quoting TV channel Kanal D, there is footage of an unnamed minister who is receiving a USD 1.5 M bribe from a businessman among those arrested.

Among those detained Wednesday are the sons of Turkey's Minister of Interior Muammer Guler, Minister of Trade Zafer Caglayan and Minister of Environment Erdogan Bayraktar.

A number of high ranking police and other law enforcement directors have been sacked as part of the operation.

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the inquiry as a "dirty operation" against his cabinet.

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