PM threatens business, media and civic groups amid corruption woes

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All of these claims by Erdogan re: the corruption probe should sound familiar (cough Gezi cough):

  • The corruption probe is an “international plot”
  • This new era is as important as the “war of independence”
  • The investigation has been orchestrated by “gangs” and a “parallel state” (and CHP, the major opposition party, is involved)
  • “This is not a corruption investigation, it is an open conspiracy.”
  • National and international media are printing black propaganda