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Turkish environment minister resigns over graft probe, calls on PM to quit: report

English.news.cn   2013-12-25 20:26:03            

ANKARA, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's Environment and Urban Planning Minister Erdogan Bayraktar on Wednesday resigned over a major graft probe and called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit, private Dogan news agency reported.

Bayraktar joined Interior Minister Muammer Guler and Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan who announced their resignations earlier Wednesday.

The environment minister told reporters that he was resigning not only as a minister but also as a parliamentary deputy of the ruling Development and Justice Party (AKP), according to the report.

While Bayraktar's son was briefly detained in the graft probe, Guler and Caglayan's sons, along with 24 others, have been in police custody since on Dec. 17, the first day of the investigation.

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