Turkish PM Warns Against Taksim Anniversary Protests
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged young Turks to ignore calls to mark the first anniversary of Istanbul's Taksim Square protests, Saturday.
Thousands of police officers and dozens of water cannon trucks are to be deployed to the square, according to media reports.
"One year later, people, including so-called artists, are calling for demonstrations, but you, Turkey's youth, you will not respond to the call," Erdogan told a crowd of a thousand young people in Istanbul.
"These terrorist organisations manipulated our morally and financially weak youth to attack our unity and put our economy under threat," Erdogan said, as quoted by international media.
A number of people were killed with thousands more injured in heavy-handed police crackdown after protests against plans to redevelop Istanbul's Gezi Park in 2013 turned into mass anti-government rallies.
We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!
- » Indian Parliament passes landmark Women’s reservation Bill
- » Bulgaria and Romania expect to be in Schengen by the end of the year
- » Day 577 of the Invasion of Ukraine: New Attack on Sevastopol
- » Day 576 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Kyiv hit the HQ of Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Crimea
- » Day 575 of the Invasion of Ukraine: Deputy Commander of the Russian Northern Fleet Killed in Nagorno-Karabakh
- » Bashar Assad and his Wife arrived in China