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        12/27/2013, Tevet 24, 5774

      Erdoğan: Corruption Scandal a US-Israel Conspiracy

      Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused Israel and the United States of a conspiracy, Thursday, in connection with a corruption scandal that is undermining his government.

      Erdoğan said, "Everyone is aware that this is not an investigation into corruption, but a clear conspiracy," adding that this is "an attempt to libel Turkish politics and the Turkish people." Earlier this week, Erdoğan said that foreign elements are behind the investigation against the government and threatened to expel the US ambassador because of the American part in alleged corruption scandal.