Minister: Protests in Turkey aimed against country’s economic growth
Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 June / Trend R.Hafizoglu /
The protests in Turkey are aimed against the country's economic growth, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Taner Yildiz said, TRT Haber TV channel reported on Monday.
According to the minister, the recent economic reforms in the country show that not everyone is happy with Turkey.
He added that despite the ongoing events, Turkey will continue developing its economy.
"The economic projects currently implemented by Turkey, are directed to the future of the country," Yildiz said.
According to him, Turkey has a development strategy and the country will move towards this goal.
The protests have been going on in Turkey for more than twenty days. According to the representatives of the authorities, the protests already have anti-government character.
Rallies in support of the government are also being carried out in various cities of Turkey.
According to the Turkish media more than a hundred thousand supporters of the government are participating in the rallies.
Yesterday the number of arrested during the protests in Ankara reached one hundred people.
The protesters blocked the main roads in the capital; in response the police began to disperse the demonstrators.
Some MPs from the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) also participated in the protests.
The Turkish opposition parties also accused the police of using excessive force against the protesters.
Earlier, the Interior Minister of Turkey said that an investigation is being carried out in connection with the use of excessive force against the protesters.