Opposition seeks no-confidence vote against Turkish PM

Turkey's opposition says it has tabled a motion to censure PM for allegedly encouraging police to use excessive force on Labor Day demonstrators.

Opposition seeks no-confidence vote against Turkish PM
Turkey's opposition says it has tabled a motion to censure the prime minister for allegedly encouraging police to use excessive force on Labor Day demonstrators.

The Republican People's Party accuses Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of violating workers' rights, encouraging police to use force and endangering public order.

The motion, submitted Wednesday, is likely to be voted on in the coming weeks. It has, however, no chance of passing because Erdogan's party has a majority in Parliament.

Thousands of police in riot gear fired water cannons and tear gas canisters and charged at protesters trying to get into a main Istanbul square. The EU has called for an investigation into the biggest outbreak of labor unrest in years.

Agencies
Last Mod: 07 Mayıs 2008, 12:50
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