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Erdogan Eye on ‘Crazy Projects’ Links Turkey Scandal to Builders

A tiny fishing village called Garipce holds a clue to understanding the largest corruption scandal in Turkish history.

An hour’s drive north of Istanbul, two giant concrete towers straddle the Bosporus, one foot in Asia, the other in Europe. By 2015, a $2.5 billion suspension bridge will hang between the 322 meter (1,056 feet)-high towers. Nearby, a swath of forest the size of Manhattan is being readied for a $14 billion airport.