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Turkey protester: 'Beauty pageants and cooking on TV'

PM 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.

They have spread into nationwide anti-government unrest.

Protester and architect Deniz Pasha is also critical of the Turkish media: "While there is a revolution happening, they are broadcasting beauty pageants and cooking shows on television".

  • 03 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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