Turkey will respect judicial process in bribery probe: deputy PM

The Turkish government said on Tuesday it would respect the judicial process in a bribery probe that has seen the detention of several high-profile figures including the sons of three cabinet ministers.

"The judicial process should be concluded swiftly and carefully. We will aways respect any decision made by the judiciary and will not engage in any effort to block this process," Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters, a day after police raids in Istanbul and Ankara, detaining 51 people including sons of ministers and high-profile businessmen.