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Erdogan Strikes Back: Turkey Graft Probe Sparks Infighting (Part 2)

Neither side is blinking in Turkey. The ruling AKP continues to answer a widening graft and corruption probe with a wave of dismissals and transfers of prosecutors, judges and police. 350 posts were reassigned overnight on Monday, bringing the total to 1,800 since the case went public. After these dismissals, one senior member of the AKP has vowed that prosecutions against what Erdogan's allies are calling a coup against democracy are inevitable. Is Erdogan's old boys' network coming undone?

Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

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Benjamin BRUCE

PhD student in International Relations at Sciences Po Paris

Emre DEMIR

Paris correspondent, Zaman

Bahadir KALEAGASI

International Coordinator, TUSIAD and President, Bosphore Institute in Paris

Ziya MERAL

London-based Turkish Researcher

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2017-09-13 Rohingyas

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2017-09-12 France

Macron's first strike: Will protests derail French labour reform?

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