June 15 - Thousands rallied in Ankara in support of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan while in Istanbul, an ongoing demonstration against him showed no signs of letting up. Deborah Gembara reports.
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In Ankara, a rally in support of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
Before the friendly crowd, Erdogan's mind was, however, on the the thousands of people camped out in Istanbul protesting him.
SOUNDBITE: Turkish Prime Minister, Tayyip Erdogan saying (Turkish):
"The judiciary process is underway. There is no point in staying there. I have said this before, I don't know what the verdict will be but if the verdict is in our favour , there will be a referendum and if the people approve it, I want to build a city museum there while protecting the park."
He warned demonstrators in Gezi Park, which has been at the center of two weeks of anti government protests, to leave the area or face police intervention.
Erdogan's supporters are scheduled to hold a rally in the disputed park on Sunday.
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