Mainstream Media demonizing civilians as anti-government again
May 17th, 2009 in Breaking News
Thousands of Turks march in anti-government protest | International | Reuters.
ANKARA (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Turkey’s capital on Sunday, calling on Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan to resign for what they say are violations of the country’s secular principles.
About 20,000 people waving red-and-white Turkish flags and carrying banners reading “Secular Turkey will stay secular” walked from the central square of Tandogan to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern Turkish Republic.
Demonstrators were also protesting the government’s handling of the economy as unemployment reaches a record high amid the global economic downturn. Some denounced the so-called Ergenekon probe into a suspected nationalist group accused of conspiring to topple Erdogan’s government.