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INTERNATIONAL: 3 Turkish ministers resign over corruption probe

Published:Wednesday | December 25, 2013 | 12:45 PM

One of three Turkish cabinet ministers who have resigned over a corruption scandal, Environment Minister Erdogan Bayraktar, has urged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to step down.



Bayraktar, Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and Interior Minister Muammer Guler quit after their sons were taken into custody.



All three deny any wrongdoing.



Police are investigating allegations of illicit money transfers to Iran and bribery for construction projects.



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