The large scale corruption investigation that is rocking Erdogan's administration seems to be widening like an oil spot. Many people believe that it is only a matter of time until the full scale of the corruption that pervades the Turkish government is laid bare.
Although the Erdogan administration has already suffered dismissals and resignation, the cabinet shuffle might be the harbinger of Erdogan's deposition, once the breadth of his reach and doing under the indictments become clearer.
Meanwhile Erdogan is trying as best as he can to stifle suspicions by declaring both his party and himself as 'clean' and even reminding the Turkish people that the AKP has been at the helm for so long because they are devoid of corruptive influences, something that protesters and the opposition already deride.
Erdogan has invoked the 'conspiracy' card, and is trying to muddle the investigation by saying it is motivated and carried out by foreign interests.
The problem at hand however, is that no matter what Erdogan says, the cloud of suspicion has already risen, and people believe that it hides much worse doings from an administration that has been called autocratic and even despotic by some opponents.
Source : Al Jazeera/ 12.27.13