Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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In a separate investigation, Huseyin Aydin, CEO of Turkey’s largest government-owned bank, was overheard by police approving loans to businessmen who said they were under orders from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, pictured, to buy a media company. Aydin hasn’t been charged with wrongdoing.