My Turkish friend:

MILLIONS of people all around Turkey are now protesting the Islamist Prime Minister Erdogan.

MILLIONS of people all around Turkey are now protesting the Islamist Prime Minister Erdogan.

Fresh protests break out in Turkey after comatose boy dies

By Ivan Watson, CNN

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) — Grief and rage erupted on the streets of Turkey’s largest city after a 15-year-old boy struck in the head by a tear gas canister died Tuesday morning in a hospital.

Much of the anger was focused on Turkey’s embattled prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

A crowd chanted “fascist government, Erdogan killer,” as Berkin Elvan’s coffin was carried through the streets of the working-class Istanbul neighborhood his family calls home.

Some bystanders wept in the freezing, pouring rain.

President Abdullah Gul spoke with the boy’s father Monday and was saddened by Tuesday’s news, according to the semiofficial Anadolu news agency.

“I extend my condolences to his family. I share their pain,” he said.

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One Response

  1. Erdogan is a silly backward idiot!
    Turkey is divided between a population of relatively sophisticated people in the western area and Muslim peasants in the eastern area.
    The peasants are in a majority and presumably Erdogan wants to maintain their support with his Islamic character.
    He has emasculated their army and destroyed their former good relationship with Israel.
    It’s possible that opposition to him and his Islamic supporters will increase to a level like Ukraine.
    Banning of websites and the bullying of critical journalists is contrary to general principles of civilisation.
    The fascist nature of his political behaviour is quasi religious where dogma trumps common sense!

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