Jan 3, 2018, 7:19 PM
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Western intelligence services trace evident in Iran riots

Ankara, Jan 3, IRNA – Likewise Taksim Gezi Park incident, the trace of Western intelligence services is evident in recent unrests in Iran, Turkish President senior advisor Yiğit Bulut said.

Bulut made the remarks Wednesday in an interview with the Turkish Radio and Television (TRT).

World powers especially the US have never sympathized with other countries like the Middle East.

US has deceived Muslim countries under the pretext of democracy and shining future, he said.

'We observed the role of US in Gezi Park protests in which they provoked people for regime change,' he added.

A wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in Turkey began on 28 May 2013, initially to contest the urban development plan for Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park. The protests were sparked by outrage at the violent eviction of a sit-in at the park protesting the plan. Subsequently, supporting protests and strikes took place across Turkey, protesting a wide range of concerns at the core of which were issues of freedom of the press, of expression, assembly, and the government's encroachment on Turkey's secularism.

A number of the Iranian cities were the scenes of unrests in recent days. The protests against rising prices and economic situation turned into sporadic violence in some places.


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