Erdogan compares rallying students to terrorists, warns of crackdown

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday threatened to crack down on the month-long protests against his appointment of a new rector at a top Istanbul university, calling rallying students “members of terrorist groups.” “Just as we have sent terrorists to their graves … we will continue to do the same everywhere else,” Erdogan said, referring to military operations against pro-Kurdish insurgents in the country’s south-east. “Never again will this country go through [another] Gezi incident,” Erdogan charged, drawing an analogy to the 2013 mass protests against his plans for a redev…

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