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Turkey: Politicians resign in sex video scandal

Last Updated: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 17:39

Istanbul: Six senior politicians in a Turkish
opposition party have resigned amid a sex video scandal that
could have far-reaching consequences in elections on June 12.

Turkish media said on Saturday the Nationalist Action Party
lawmakers were shown on compromising videos released on the
Internet. Four top party members resigned earlier this month
because of similar videos, some showing them having sex,
reportedly in a house that party members used for extramarital

Surveys show the party close to the 10 percent support
threshold designed to exclude smaller parties from parliament.

The front running ruling party would pick up more seats
if the opposition group fails to cross the line.

Turkish authorities have moved to block access to the


First Published: Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 17:39

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