Turkey Politicians Sex Tape Scandal: Six Politicians Resign
Six Politicians in Turkey Have Resigned Amid a Sex Tape Scandal
Members of the Nationalist Action Party were shown on videos that have been leaked to the Internet, just about one month after four politicians of the same party resigned because a video showed them at a house party, some of them having sex.
"I am resigning to spare my party the damage such allegations might cause," said lawmaker Deniz Bolukbasi, who was among the new group that resigned. He alleged he was the victim of a politically motivated trap.
The new videos were released by a group called the 'Different Nationalists', and with the elections coming up on June 12, this could have serious consequences for the party.
One of the videos released shows one of the politicians having sex followed by a message that urges everyone in management to resign.
"It is up to the party to deal with its internal affairs," Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on NTV television. "As unethical as they may be, I do not believe releasing those videos is correct behavior, judging from a humanitarian perspective."