Turkey

Turkish Prime Minister Blasts Corruption Investigation, Says He's the Ultimate Target

Claims investigators will leave empty handed

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said in comments reported Thursday that he believes he is the ultimate target of a bribery and corruption investigation that has plunged his government into one of its worst crises since he came to power a decade ago.

Mr. Erdogan, in statements published in Hurriyet, a Turkish daily newspaper, said that those who tried to embroil him in the investigation would be "left empty-handed." He made the comments to reporters on a plane as he returned from a visit to Pakistan on Tuesday.