ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said voice recordings on YouTube purportedly of Erdogan telling his son to dispose of large sums of money on the day news broke of a graft inquiry into his government were fake and "completely untrue".
Reuters could not verify the authenticity of the audio recordings, which were posted on the video sharing site late on Monday. In the
recordings, a voice supposedly of Erdogan can be heard asking his son to remove the money from his home.
The recordings are purportedly of Erdogan and his son Bilal discussing how to reduce the funds to "zero" by distributing them among several businessmen. At one point, the voice supposedly of Bilal says some 30 million euros ($40 million) remain to be disposed of. (Reuters)