'Turkey does not deserve third-class democracy'

Turkish PM Erdogan said Sunday "What they are uneasy about is the will of the nation and national sovereignty, not the AK Party. What they are harming is democracy and state of law, not AK Party."

'Turkey does not deserve third-class democracy'
Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday those, who hail anti-democratic tendencies, may think that Turkey deserves third-class democracy.

"However, this is an effort in vain," Erdogan told a gathering of women's branches of his ruling Justice & Development (AK) Party in southeastern province of Sanliurfa.

Erdogan said Turkey has made great progress in first-class democracy.

"We have dreams for a better future of this country and nation. We started our journey by saying, 'single nation, single homeland, single flag and single state'," he told.

Erdogan said his party has never backed or assumed discriminative policies.

"What they are uneasy about is the will of the nation and national sovereignty, not the AK Party. What they are harming is democracy and state of law, not AK Party," he told.

Erdogan said AK Party will continue to protect national interests and democracy of Turkey.

"We want every one to behave responsibly and refrain from behaviors that may harm interests of this country and nation," Erdogan also said.

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