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June 3, 2013 1:34 am

Erdogan Rejects Dictator Charge

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Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Photo: wiki commons.

Ynet – Turkey’s prime minister on Sunday rejected claims that he is an authoritarian leader, dismissing protesters as an extremist fringe even as hundreds moved back into the landmark square that was the site of the fiercest anti-government outburst in years.

Over the past three days, protesters around the country have unleashed pent-up resentment against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who after 10 years in office many secular Turks see as an uncompromising figure with undue influence in every part of life.

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