Turkish PM Erdogan to meet Istanbul protest organizers

June 10, 2013 21:06

ANKARA - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will on Wednesday meet leaders of the Gezi Park platform, the group whose protests against the destruction of an Istanbul park have spiraled into a wave of anti-government protests that have rocked Turkey.

"They asked to meet the prime minister and he agreed to meet with the organizers," Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters on Monday, saying that the aim would be to try to halt the protests.

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