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Turkish Prime Minister Rejects Calls For Resignation

A corruption scandal has forced Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reshuffle his cabinet, but he is rejecting calls for his resignation.

Three of his ministers have resigned because of the scandal, which the prime minister blames on outside forces.

But anti-goverment protests flared up again last week just as they did this past summer. The situation today is being called the biggest threat yet to Erdogan’s 11 years in office.

Stephen Kinzer, visiting fellow at the Watson Institute at Brown University, joins  Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the unfolding situation in Turkey.

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