Turkish PM Erdogan to meet Istanbul protest organizers on Wednesday

ANKARA Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:53pm EDT

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will on Wednesday meet leaders of the Gezi Park platform, the group whose protests against the destruction of an Istanbul park have spiraled into a wave of anti-government protests that have rocked Turkey.

"They asked to meet the prime minister and he agreed to meet with the organizers," Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters on Monday, saying that the aim would be to try to halt the protests.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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metalarmor wrote:
There is no such thing as “organizers” in this resistance movement. This is a setup by the government. They are using civil cops and other people that they are paying to either cast a bad light on the demonstrators (e.g. this morning civil cops were throwing molotov cocktails at cops in Taksim Square while real demonstrators were trying to protect the police and take pictures of the civil cops to document the setup), and now they are arresting lawyers in the largest courthouse of the Europe who were giving a speech exposing the corruption and lies of the government. These so called “organizers” are also people on government’s payroll. They are trying to affect the psychology of the demonstrators, divide them and push their will on them. Well, guess what? So far it is not happening. People realized their game and everyone is extensively documenting government’s lies on social media (since Turkish media is forced not to show any of what REALLY is happening) as I type these words. Spread the word, support the movement for true democracy. #direngezi

Jun 11, 2013 10:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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