Turkey PM Erdogan demands 'immediate end' to protests
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, June 7, demanded an "immediate end" to a week of protests against his rule that have sparked deadly unrest, speaking after landing back in the country from a trip abroad.
"I call for an immediate end to the demonstrations, which have lost their democratic credentials and turned into vandalism," he told a yelling crowd of supporters at an Istanbul airport.
Greeted with a sea of Turkish flags, Erdogan smiled and waved at the crowds gathered at the Istanbul airport where he arrived.
It is the largest public boost yet for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 7 days of nationwide unrest. – Rappler.com