Turkish PM Erdogan calls CNN reporter 'agent' for his coverage of protests
ByREUTERS
03 June 2014 17:29

ISTANBUL - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called CNN correspondent Ivan Watson a "flunky" and an "agent" for his coverage of anti-government protests days after police harassed him live on air.

Istanbul police interrupted a live CNN International broadcast on Saturday and briefly held Watson, the news broadcaster's long-time Istanbul correspondent. He was reporting on the first anniversary of Turkey's biggest anti-government protests in decades.

Erdogan has repeatedly accused the foreign media and governments of having a hand in the protests, which have erupted sporadically but with far fewer numbers since last June. He also blames an international conspiracy for a graft scandal that implicated his inner circle in December.

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