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Bribery Scandal in Turkey Just Before Elections: Video Shows Imamoglu Officials Counting Bundles of Money

Turkey's municipal election polls are less than two weeks away with the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) in the government's crosshairs and in the headlines over a suspected bribery scandal. Turkish prosecutors are examining a video on social media that shows three CHP officials, Imamoglu's party, and one of them an adviser, counting wads of banknotes, allegedly amounting to 15 million Turkish lira (about 395,000 euros). at today's rate), to the local organization of the party in Istanbul. We remind you that Istanbul is at the center of the pre-election conflict, as the recovery of the municipality of Turkey's largest metropolis is for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a personal bet and a seal of his success in last year's presidential elections. The 52-year-old mayor, current mayor of Istanbul, is today considered the most powerful political opponent who has emerged from the Kemalist opposition camp in the last 20 years. The assessment is common […]
Source: News Beast

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