Erdogan Pakai Tear-Gas…Anwar Tak Mahu Protes???
Tens of thousands of people have staged a third day of protests in Turkish towns and cities.
Protesters erected barricades near the prime minister’s office in Istanbul’s Besiktas district, and police responded with water cannon and tear gas.
The protests were sparked by plans to build on an Istanbul park but have broadened into anti-government unrest across the country.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the protesters are undemocratic.
He has accused opposition parties of provoking the demonstrations, which represents the most sustained anti-government unrest for a number of years.
Interior Minister Muammer Guler told state media more than 1,700 people had been arrested during protests in 67 cities, though many had since been released.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s prime minister on rejected claims that he is a “dictator,” dismissing protesters as an extremist fringe.
Over the past three days, protesters around the country have unleashed pent-up resentment against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who after 10 years in office many Turks see as an uncompromising figure with undue influence in every part of life.
A huge, exuberant protest in Taksim Square subsided overnight, but an estimated 10,000 people again streamed into the area on Sunday, many waving flags, chanting “victory, victory, victory” and calling on Erdogan’s government to resign.
Some protesters have compared Erdogan to a sultan and denounced him as a dictator. Scrambling to show he was unbowed and appealing to a large base of conservative Turks who support him, Erdogan delivered two speeches on Sunday and appeared in a television interview.
Tu dia, 1700 orang dah kena tangkap di Turki. Belum lepas lagi pun. Anwar buat gila dengan perhimpunan 505, jumlah yang ditangkap boleh dikira dengan jari. Itupun kata Malaysia tidak demoktratik.
Anwar memang selalu bangkitkan konon Turki adalah contoh sebuah Negara yang hebat, demokratik dan maju. Apa komen PKR sekarang? Senyap? Sudah dapat bantuan RM dalam pilihanraya, kelu nak berkata-kata?
Kalau Anwar/PKR ada telur…apa kata hantar nota bantahan kepada Erdogan dan AK Party? Atau takut bulan ni duit tak masuk dalam akaun ‘biasa’ yang Anwar selalu ambil tu?