Turkey protest: Istanbul rally concludes anti-Erdogan march

Turquie : rassemblement géant à l’arrivée de la « marche pour la justice »
10 luglio 2017
The Justice March is changing Turkey
10 luglio 2017

Turkey protest: Istanbul rally concludes anti-Erdogan march

The march reached Istanbul after 24 days

Articolo tratto da BBC NEWS

Hundreds of thousands of people have gathered in Istanbul at the end of a 450km (280-mile) “justice” march against the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Mr Kilicdaroglu was given a rapturous welcome by his supporters in Istanbul AFP

Large numbers have joined the march since it began in Ankara on 15 June.

Opposition and protest leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu criticised the wave of arrests and imprisonments that followed last year’s failed coup.

President Erdogan has accused the marchers of supporting terrorism.

He said the Mr Kilicdaroglu’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) – which has organised the march – had gone beyond political opposition and was “acting with terrorist organisations and the forces inciting them against our country”.

The rally was the biggest show of defiance against President Erdogan since the Gezi Park protests four years ago.

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