Turkey Park Unrest:Turkish cities rebel against Akp goverment brutalty, Photos / Breaking News
All of Turkey revolt against the AKP and anti-democratic practices are implemented last 5 years, was rebellious most of middle class people in all the cities for Istanbul Taksim.
Dozens were injured early on Monday in the latest round of clashes between Turkish police and anti-government protesters in Istanbul. The clashes entered their fourth day as Turkish police forces used tear gas to break up protests. 939 people were arrested in more than 90 separate demonstrations around the country, including the country’s four biggest cities.
Since clashes erupted Friday, 1,000 people have been wounded in Istanbul and several hundred more in Ankara, according to medics.
Amnesty International on Sunday also referred to reports of two deaths in the protest, but that information could not be confirmed.
The unrest was triggered by protests against government plans to build replica Ottoman-era barracks to house shops or apartments in Taksim, long a venue for political protest. But it has widened into a broader show of defiance against Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Turkish PM Erdogan calls for calm and urges people not to be provoked by demonstrations he said had been organized by “extremist elements.”
“Be calm, relax, all this will be overcome,” Erdogan told a news conference at Istanbul airport before his plane departed on an official visit to Morocco.
“This is a protest organized by extremist elements,” Erdogan added. “The fact the AK Party has increased its votes at three elections in a row and has successfully won two referendums shows how the people of this nation have embraced the AK Party.”
The Unrest spread all over Turkish Cities Police fire tear gas in Ankara, Izmir, Adana
God bless courageous young people.
“Why can’t people exercise their rights at the ballot boxes and select a more secular government?”
Maybe because the uninformed majority who elected Erdogan would vote him in again, still uninformed?
Kiss the EU hopes goodbye!
Why can’t people exercise their rights at the ballot boxes and select a more secular government? This is not going to get them anywhere.
I hope that the AKP realizes that they need to be more secular in their governing and respect the rights of the rest of the people of Turkey to NOT be subjugated by Sharia. This is the era of the Internet and Tolerance towards those who believe different than you.
thank you,people of Turkey
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