Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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Turkey clashes: Erdogan says protests 'are not Turkish Spring'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says four days of anti-government protests do not constitute a Turkish Spring.

At a news conference before a trip to Morocco, he said the protests were organised by extremists and accused the opposition of provoking "his citizens".

The protests initially targeted plans to build on a treasured Istanbul park.

  • 03 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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