Turkey ruling party MP takes parting shot

Jan 31, 2014, 12:03 PM EST
Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans plan to do away with mixed-sex student houses which has sparked an uproar in the predominantly Muslim but staunchly secular country, in Ankara on November 9, 2013.
ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images

Despite a months-long campaign to discredit a corruption investigation as a foreign plot to topple his government, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a shadow of his (popular) former self. A testament to his descent came Friday, when a member of his own party quit parliament and took a few shots on the way out.

 

Background:

Turkey ruling party MP slams government in resignation [Reuters]

Madness on the Bosphorus [The Economist]