Erdogan defends riot police tactics in Turkey protests




 
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Erdogan defends riot police tactics in Turkey protests
 
June 23rd, 2013  
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Erdogan defends riot police tactics in Turkey protests
By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan piled ridicule on activists behind weeks of protests against his government during a rally on Sunday and defended riot police who fired water cannon at crowds in Istanbul a day earlier. Looking out of over a sea of Turkish flags waved by his AK Party faithful in the eastern city of Erzurum, Erdogan praised his supporters and the general public for opposing what he called a plot against his country. "The people saw this game from the start and frustrated it. They (the protesters) thought the people would say nothing. ...




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