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Turkey’s Erdogan issues ‘last warning’ to Taksim Square protesters & Mossad chief meets head of Turkish intelligence

Turkey’s Erdogan issues ‘last warning’ to Taksim Square protesters

Press TV

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has given a ‘last warning’ to thousands of anti-government protesters, saying his government will rid Istanbul’s Taksim Square of ‘troublemakers’ within the next 24 hours.

“I’m making my last warning: mothers, fathers please withdraw your kids from there,” Erdogan said in a live television broadcast on Thursday.

“Authorities would clear the site from troublemakers within 24 hours,” the prime minister stated.

He added, “We cannot wait any longer because Gezi Park does not belong to occupying forces. It belongs to everybody.”

The prime minister urged protesters to withdraw so that police could clear the site of “illegal organizations.”

“Don’t sadden us anymore, let us clean Gezi Park and return it to its rightful owners… the people of Istanbul,” Erdogan stated.

The death toll from clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Turkey has reportedly reached five.

Meanwhile, the Turkish government may hold a referendum on Gezi Park development project in an attempt to put an end the ongoing protests in the country.

The decision was adopted after Erdogan met with a number of protest representatives in capital Ankara on Wednesday.

Activist group Taksim Solidarity, which most represents the protesters, said in a statement that its members had not been invited to the meeting with Erdogan.

“As police violence continues mercilessly … these meetings will in no way lead to a solution,” the group added.

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Turkey PM Floats Referendum to End Protests

Al Ahed news

[…] Meanwhile, riot police backed by armored water cannon trucks looked on as demonstrators gathered peacefully around a piano in Taksim Square for a live concert, sporadically chanting: “Everywhere is Taksim, everywhere is resistance!”

Protesters’ demonstrating in the Turkish capital Ankara were once again subjected to a police crackdown with riot police firing tear gas overnight Wednesday to disperse some 2,000 people who were clustered in Tunali street, one of the central spots for mass anti-government rallies.

Earlier in the day, thousands of lawyers took to the streets in Istanbul and Ankara in protest at the brief detention of over 70 colleagues Tuesday after they objected to the police violently reclaiming Taksim Square, which had seen no police presence since June 1.

The protesters in Gezi Park were on edge late Wednesday, prompting Istanbul’s governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu to take to Twitter to reassure them that police would not enter the site.

In Germany, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said images of demonstrators being chased down by riot police in Istanbul were “disturbing” and sent the “wrong message” to EU nations.

Turkey has long aspired to join the EU but its bid has stalled amid concerns over its human rights record.

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Mossad Chief Meets Head of Turkish Intelligence Secretly

Al Manar

The head of Zionist Mossad, Tamir Pardo, met secretly with the Turkish Intelligence Agency’s Undersecretary, Hakan Fidan, on June 10 in Ankara, with Syria and Iran on the agenda, Hürriyet Daily News website reported Wednesday.

“Pardo requested an appointment to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has not yet responded to this request,” the Turkish website said.

The sources told Hürriyet Daily News that Fidan and Pardo shared information about the latest situation in Syria as well as the influence of Iran in the country.

They also discussed intelligence sharing between the two countries at the meeting, which came before Geneva II summit that set to take place in July.

Fidan and Pardo also reportedly discussed the ongoing protests in Turkey, which started two weeks ago to oppose an investment project in Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park and turned to be nation-wide protests against Erdogan.

In the meantime, the Zionist daily Haaretz said that authorities in the occupied territories didn’t confirm Ankara meeting, noting that Fidan and Pardo have met in Egypt several months ago within international efforts to reach a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.

4 responses to “Turkey’s Erdogan issues ‘last warning’ to Taksim Square protesters & Mossad chief meets head of Turkish intelligence

  1. realistic bird June 14, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    Hey🙂

    What goes around comes around, what he did in Syria will continue to haunt him.

    Hope all is well.

  2. carinaragno June 14, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    all is as well as can be, between Erdogan hiding behind children and Obummer’s lies i thought my head was going to blow off yesterday

    thank you
    hope you are well also😉

  3. realistic bird June 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I know what you mean.:/

    take care

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