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December 26, 2013

The end of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan?

Some social media users in Turkey are calling on Erdogan to resign amid dramatic cabinet reshuffle.

Turkish protesters shout slogans against the government as they hold Turkish flag and a banner reading 'government resign', and 'Lier, looter, robber AKP (Justice and Development Party)', during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, 25 Dec 2013 (EPA/SEDAT SUNA)

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan replaced almost half of his cabinet on Wednesday after three members stepped down following corruption allegations. Despite replacing 10 of his ministers, many Turks are calling on Erdogan to resign. A number of people, including the sons of two ministers, are allegedly suspects accused of corruption such as money laundering and bribery to secure construction permits.