Turksih EU minister says Gezi Park protesters had no joint message
Turkey's Minister of EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis said that the Gezi Park protestors had no joint message and that the different groups had different messages, Anadolu Agency reported.
"I believe that they make the protests with sincere feelings. But unfortunately there are also people who were not friendly. But the things that have happened are not coincidence. It's not about to remove 4 trees from the Gezi Park," Bagis said, adding that they were aware of problems in Turkey.
Bagis reminded that he lived 17 years in the United States and attended a lot of protests and underlined that security forces in the U.S. and EU countries have a duty to prevent protesters from damaging public and private property.
Bagis said everyone should feel confident that Turkey was in a better condition than it was in the past, adding that reaching EU standards would bring the country to a better place.