My Turkish friend:
MILLIONS of people all around Turkey are now protesting the Islamist Prime Minister Erdogan.
Fresh protests break out in Turkey after comatose boy dies
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.