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Published: Wednesday December 25, 2013 MYT 7:40:01 PM
Updated: Wednesday December 25, 2013 MYT 7:41:08 PM

Turkish environment minister quits over corruption probe - TV

Turkey's Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Erdogan Bayraktar (R) attends a news conference on the recent earthquake in Van October 27, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Turkey's Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Erdogan Bayraktar (R) attends a news conference on the recent earthquake in Van October 27, 2011. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Environment and Urbanisation Minister Erdogan Bayraktar resigned over a high-level corruption probe on Wednesday, becoming the third cabinet member to do so, NTV news channel said.

Bayraktar's son was briefly detained in the graft probe. Interior Minister Muammer Guler and Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan, whose sons are among 24 people in police custody since the affair erupted on December 17, resigned earlier on Wednesday.

(Writing by Ece Toksabay)

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