Turkish Prime Minister Denies “Turkish Spring,” Despite Continuing, Nationwide Clashes

[Photographic rebuttal follows Erdogan’s denials below.]

Turkey PM denies “Turkish Spring” amid fresh clashes

News Asia

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday rejected talk of a “Turkish Spring”, facing down the worst protests in his decade-long rule as fresh clashes erupted between police and demonstrators in Ankara.

Protesters clash with riot police near Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan office. (AFP/Gurcan Ozturk)

ISTANBUL – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday rejected talk of a “Turkish Spring”, facing down the worst protests in his decade-long rule as fresh clashes erupted between police and demonstrators in Ankara.

Erdogan defied protesters who accuse him of seeking to impose conservative Islamic reforms on secular Turkey, stressing that he was democratically elected.

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