Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan displays a document which he claims to be proof of corruption related to the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Mustafa Sarigul, during a ... more 
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan displays a document which he claims to be proof of corruption related to the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) candidate Mustafa Sarigul, during a party meeting to announce AK Party candidates for the upcoming local elections, in Istanbul January 26, 2014. Erdogan brandished what he said was a file of graft allegations against Sarigul on Sunday, raising the stakes in a political battle after a corruption investigation implicated his own government. Sarigul, the CHP's candidate for Istanbul mayor, dismissed the allegations as "dishonourable propaganda" on Twitter. He had earlier said all accusations against him had been investigated and dismissed. Erdogan appeared on live television, holding up enlarged copies of what he described as a report prepared by Sarigul's own party that he said listed "improprieties" during the candidate's time as mayor of the middle-class borough of Sisli. Picture taken January 26, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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