The protesters who occupied central Istanbul and filled streets and squares nationwide in the past month have made it clear what they’re against: Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. The country’s main opposition party admits it has yet to offer them something to support.
Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his party’s support was at 29.5 percent and rising ahead of elections against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 12, Hurriyet newspaper reported.
As Nahit Kiler shows off an apartment on the 40th floor of his 54-story Istanbul Sapphire , the selling points include a sweeping view of the hills, minarets and waterways of this ancient city and, if one looks down, offices belonging to some of his business rivals.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the main opposition party of inciting weeks of protests and vowed to strengthen police in “every way” to fight a “conspiracy” by traitors and foreign agitators.
Turkey’s opposition urged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to quit and protests broke out in several cities after the release of an audio tape purportedly of Erdogan discussing how to dispose of hidden funds.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said graft allegations against government officials and businessmen are hurting the economy, escalating a counterattack on what he described as a “gang” within the state bureaucracy.