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Riot police block teachers during a protest against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Feb. 26, 2014.
Riot police block teachers during a protest against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Feb. 26, 2014.
(Burhan Ozbilici/Associated Press)

PATRICK MARTIN

Turkey is tiring of Erdogan’s antics

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has always been a troublemaker. Indeed, he seems to enjoy being viewed that way. But this time, Mr. Erdogan may be in more trouble than even he bargained for.

The release this week of a pair of audio recordings purporting to contain compromising telephone conversations between Mr. Erdogan and his son, Bilal, place the prime minister’s career and possibly even his liberty at risk.