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Exiled Turkish mafia boss Sedat Peker makes new corruption claims

Presidential advisers are implicated in an alleged bribery ring targeting business figures.
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ISTANBUL — One of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s economic advisers has quit following fresh corruption claims from an exiled crime boss who was once close to government circles. 

Korkmaz Karaca, a member of the Presidential Economic Policy Board, announced his resignation on Tuesday evening, days after mafia leader Sedat Peker made a series of new allegations about bribery scams carried out by senior figures within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). 

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