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16 April 2014, Wednesday
 
 
Today's Zaman
 
 
 
 

Protester killed in southern Turkey

PROTESTERS ARE SEEN IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE OF HATAY ON MONDAY NIGHT. (PHOTO: CIHAN, FAZILET CANDAN)
4 June 2013, Tuesday /TODAYSZAMAN.COM, İSTANBUL
A 22-year-old protester was killed late on Monday during an anti-government demonstration in the southern province of Hatay, the provincial governor's office said.

This was the first record of a fatal event in seven days of protests across the country.

Reports said Abdullah Cömert was demonstrating to show support for a wider protest that began in İstanbul last week against the policies of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Cömert was shot in the head, initial reports said.

Commenting on the issue, Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç said on Tuesday that the reason why the protester was killed is being investigated.

Cömert was a member of the main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) youth branch, private NTV television reported, citing a CHP lawmaker from Hatay.

 
 
COMMENTS
The opportunists just love to through mud at Erdogan. How about how protesters in Australia, Europe, US become physical or violent, no different there. but when its Turkey, ohhh blame Erdogan, Remember the Wall street protests, the G7 protests, and so on..These idiots protest today because Erdogan ...
Senol
people mainly foreigners should know that freedom of speech have never been like that before 20 years back, Turkey is getting bigger and powerfull in all aspects financially,politicaly..etc which most of country do not like. protestors have no respect to democracy, they do not just want PM erdoğan t...
Kaya Must
I think "me" is right. AKP has done a great job so far re. So bringing Turkey back to the middle ages is just bullshit. In the last 10 years Turkey has become a strong nation in all respects and even though I do not like religous parties AKP must have a lot of respect for what they have accomplished...
Jerker Antoni
Erdogan promised that Turkey would be 'normalized' again. This is probably what he meant.
Abner Doubleday
Return Turkey to the middle ages? Forgive me if I'm wrong, but during the last ten years, when AKP has been in power, the financial situation and much more has improved incredibly much. True or false? I wouldn't say that's bringing the country back to the middle ages.
Me
Prime Minister Erdogan he's No other than a DICTATOR in disguise. extremist who wants to return Turkey into the Middle Ages again. we think he's the drank one. no other then Assad
Ana
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