Protesters across Turkey demand PM’s resignation

Istanbul, Feb 26: Protests erupted in 11 Turkish cities Tuesday evening demanding Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s resignation after an audio recording of him discussing a plan to hide money from police got leaked.

Thousands of people took to the streets in the capital Ankara as well as Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya and other cities, Xinhua reported.

In the recording, Erdogan and his son Bilal allegedly discussed a plan to hide $1 billion worth of cash in several houses on the day when police raided a number of venues in a massive corruption investigation.

The probe has implicated sons of three Turkish ministers, the chief of the state bank and some businessmen.

IANS