Thousands of people, some waving flags with posters of Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk, gather in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, June 3, 2013. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Mon

 

              Thousands of people, some waving flags with posters of Turkey
Thousands of people, some waving flags with posters of Turkey's founder Kemal Ataturk, gather in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, June 3, 2013. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip 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/Burhan Ozbilici)