TEMPO.CO, Ankara – Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish Prime Minister, recently claimed to have subdued protesters through firm actions of security officers, arresting dozens during the three-week wave of violent protests.
The last clash was reported to occur in Gezi Park, Istanbul, when officers coduncted a routine sweep across the country. Since then, protesters then decided to use a rather subtle approach of silent protest by standing without making any sound at Taksim Square.
In front of his suppoters, Erdogan stated that he has managed to handle the crisis, which he considered to be the biggest challenge in a decade of his regime. "Our democracy has been tested and it won," he said.
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