Baris Guler (C in sunglasses), son of Turkey's Interior Minister Muammer Guler
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Suspects in court in Turkish corruption inquiry

21 December 2013 Last updated at 10:01 GMT

In Turkey, several high-profile suspects have been formally placed under investigation as part of a sweeping corruption inquiry.

Among them are the sons of two Turkish government ministers, the head of the state-owned bank and at least a dozen other people.

The suspects are accused of abusing their power by taking or facilitating bribes.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced the investigation as a "dirty operation" against his government.