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Vile Plot or Smoking Gun? Turkey's PM Erdogan Hits Back at Corruption Claims

"An immoral montage that is completely false". That's how Turkey's prime minister has described an alleged phone recording where Recep Tayep Erdogan purportedly tells his son Bilal to get rid of millions in stashed cash. While Erdogan calls the video, which went viral on YouTube Monday evening, a "dirty plot", the opposition wants a full inquiry. With local elections around the corner, where does it all leave Erdogan and, more importantly, Turkey?

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

By François PICARD

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Galip DALAY

Senior associate fellow on Turkey and Kurdish affairs, Al Jazeera Studies Centre (AJCS)

Barçin YİNANÇ

Opinion Editor, Hurriyet Daily News

Emre DEMIR

Paris correspondent, Zaman

Arnaud CASTAIGNET

Political consultant specialised in International Affairs

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