Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

WEB NEWS

France launches website to counter jihadist propaganda

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Hollande depicted as Hitler

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Boko Haram crisis: Militants forced from north eastern Nigerian town

Read more

REPORTERS

Syria: Wresting control of Kobani from IS group

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

A who's who of the 'Bettencourt trial'

Read more

FOCUS

Golan Heights on edge...

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Eugene Kaspersky: Cyber attacks on critical infrastructure 'just a question of time'

Read more

#THE 51%

Equality in the workplace: Bridging the gender pay gap

Read more

ENCORE!

The culture stars trying to save the world

Read more

Europe

Turkey protests 'more Occupy than Arab Spring', says President Gul

© AFP

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-06-04

The protests sparked by outrage over plans to demolish a park in Istanbul recall the Occupy movement that spread last year in the West rather than the uprisings in the Middle East, Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday.

The protests sparked by outrage over the demolition of a park in Istanbul, which spread to cities across Turkey, recall the Occupy protests in the West rather than uprisings in the Middle East, President Abdullah Gul said on June 4.

"Someone who lives in London can perceive the situation differently. I'm watching [the events] closely too. But what happens in Turkey is completely different compared with what happens in the Middle East. These are countries where there are no free elections, where the people's will is not reflected [in the ballot box] and the courts are not up to Western standards," Gül said during a meeting with Turkey's International Investors Association (YASED).

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2013-06-04

  • TURKEY

    Is Erdogan Turkey’s ‘bad cop’ to Gul’s ‘good cop’?

    Read more

  • HURRIYET

    Opposition chief, president in talks on Turkish protests

    Read more

  • TURKEY

    Turkish govt apologises for crackdown on protesters

    Read more

COMMENT(S)