[ View the story "The end of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan? " on Storify] The end of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan? Some social media users in Turkey are calling on Erdogan to resign amid dramatic cabinet reshuffle.
The Stream· Thu, Dec 26 2013 12:11:04
Huge political corruption scandal unfolding in Turkey with arrests, cabinet resignations. Looks like the end for Erdogan.Alastair Morgan
Fascinating day in Turkey. Prosecutors tried to detain Erdogan's sons. Police, newly staffed by Erdogan, refused to act. New cabinet coming.Dani Rodrik
Many on Twitter are calling for a regime change instead:
Mr. Erdogan: This isn’t the time for a cabinet reshuffle; this is the time for regime change. Do it before it’s done for/to you. #turkeyDr. Sameh
the whole government of Erdogan should resignVahram Atanesyan
Turkey's gov't is Ripe with Corruption but instead of purging the cabinet Erdogan himself should resign.Elie Cohen
Demonstrations against government corruption erupted following the scandal. Police clashed with protesters critical of PM Erdogan's government and according to
Dogan news agency
, the police used tear gas to break-up crowds.
In the past night in #Istanbul over 5000 ppl protested against Turkish tangentopoli, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister. #ErdoganLina D'Agostino
Simultaneous demonstrations organized in every major #Turkish city tonight to call for the resignation of #Erdogan gov't. Ist: @ Kadikoy 8pmAyla Albayrak
Pictures of demonstrations against government corruption circulated on social media:
Another large anti-#corruption protest in #Istanbul,#Turkey's #Kadikoy neighborhood MT @140journos via @muhalefet_org
RT @AFP:PHOTO: Demonstrators clash w/riot police during a protest against corruption in Istanbul,Turkey, by @Kilicbil
Others, however, oppose the resignation of Prime Minister Erdogan because they believe Turkey's economy has flourished under his government:
Translation: Turkey owed the IMF 23.5 billion dollars, now its zero.
Türkiye’nin IMF’e olan borcu 23,5 milyar dolardı. Biz sıfırladık ! #YeniTürkiyeyeErdoğanlaYürüyoruzHanifi Göl
Translation: External powers are trying to use a coup [d'etat] method. This time not over the soldiers, but over the law system.
Dış güçler yeni bir darbe metodu deniyor. Bu sefer asker üzerinden değil yargı üzerinden bir deneme var.#YeniTuerkiyeyeErdoğanlaYuerueyoruzÖzay UYANIK
erdogan best leader of turkey and international policy figure Bardan Bare
I see Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a great leader . Turkey will be unfortunate if ever Erdogan stepped down !!! Turkish people should see the difference that how Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reshaped trukey economy .facebook.com
Erdogan is the best thing ever happened to Turkey after the Ottoman Empire collapsed. No one is even closer! Anyone thinks otherwise, I would say go check your history for the last 100 years.Murat Kocak
of PM Erdogan's close political ally, Environment and Urban Planning Minister Erdogan Bayraktar on the NTV news channel on Wednesday surprised many. According to
, Bayrktar is also calling on Erdogan to quit because most of the construction plans were approved by the Prime Minister.
Most remarkable resignation is @ErdoganBayraktr 's (Min of Env/City Pl). His call for #Erdogan to resign as well, was censored by most mediaTan Tunali
Resigned environment min Bayraktar: most of the construction plans in the inquiry were under PM’s orders, says “Erdogan should resign too.”Aylin Bozyap
NTV television came under fire after
censoring part of Bayraktar's resignation announcement calling on PM Erdogan to resign:
#NTV doesn't air Min. Bayraktar's speech where he asks Erdogan to resign. End of Turkish Journalism @ntvFercan Yalinkilic
NTV, which did the live interview with Bayraktar, didn't flash news of Bayraktar saying Erdogan should resign, then ignored it.Benjamin Harvey
The Turkish lira hit a
following the replacement of cabinet members.
As RECORD number of cabinet ministers are replaced in Turkey, the lira breaks RECORD lowsFercan Yalinkilic
#Turkey's lira slumps to fresh low of 2.1 per dollar, breaching yet another threshold after Erdogan's cabinet shuffle amid graft probe.Emre Peker
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