Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speak to the media in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, June 3, 2013. Erdogan on Monday again dismissed street protests against his rule as action

 

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Turkey's Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, speak to the media in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, June 3, 2013. Erdogan on Monday again dismissed street protests against his rule as actions organized by extremists, qualified them as a temporary blip, and angrily rejected comparisons with the Arab Spring uprisings. Appearing defensive and angry, and cutting a disconnected figure, he lashed out at reporters who asked whether the government had understood "the message" by protesters airing grievances or whether he would soften his tone.(AP Photo)