Sunday, 9 June 2013
Erdoğan Once Again Refers to the Protesters as 'Çapulcu'
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan arrived in Adana this morning and gave a short speech in front of the people welcoming him.
We do not do what a few of 'çapulcu' (marauders, plunderers, looters) did. They burn things, they demolish. This is the definition of 'çapulcu'. They are so contemptible that they curse the Prime Miniter of this country. You trust in your beliefs. Do not worry about your beliefs if you trust in freedom of opinion. These protests have nothing to do with environmental protection.
95 per cent of demonstrators do not even know what Gezi Park is. They had not been in Gezi Park at all. I was born there. I grew up there."