Turkey Erdogan says protests ‘nothing to do with democracy’
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused protesters of attempting to cause chaos to influence local elections after Turkey’s worst time of civil unrest to date this season.
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“You were said to be democrats, pro-independence. These are charlatans, they’ve nothing related to democracy, they don’t rely on the ballot box,” Erdogan said at an opening ceremony for an underground train line-in the administrative centre Ankara.
“They say let’s cause disorder and perhaps we’ll obtain a result. But my friends in Ankara and Turkey can give the required response on March 30 (within the regional forms),” he added.
Riot police clashed with demonstrators within Instanbul on Wednesday as mourners buried 15-year-old Berkin Elvan injured in last year’s protests. His death this week after seven months in a coma sparked a brand new wave of unrest.
On Wednesday evening, police fired water cannon and tear-gas to prevent thousands of demonstrators reaching Instanbul’s Taksim square.
Several stated Erdogan’s stop on Elvan’s death outlined how out-of-touch he’s with a lot of Turkish culture.