'SEX VIDEO SCANDAL' - Six Politicians Resign In Turkey

'SEX VIDEO SCANDAL' - Six Politicians Resign In Turkey

İstanbul : Turkey | May 21, 2011 at 8:41 AM PDT
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National elections in Turkey are due shortly. At this critical juncture six politicians from the second largest and main oppositon part Nationalist Action Party (MHP) had to resign. The reason behind their resignation has been the 'SEX VIDEO SCANDAL' involving these politicians.

Amongst those who resigned were four Vice Presidents and two other senior leaders when they were threatened by the publishing of compromising videos.

Four other senior MHP leaders resigned earlier this month after secretly filmed images were posted online.

The scandal is suddenly going to fuel tension among the political parties. More so, because the Islamic rooted AKP is seeking a third term. If they get 66% majority they can amend the constitution without seeking refrendum.

Lawmaker Deniz Bolukbasi, one of the six MHP leaders who resigned on Saturday, said he had been the victim of a trap sponsored by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's AKP.

"I am resigning to spare my party the damage such allegations might cause," he was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.

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