Turkey

Head of Turkey Opposition Party: Erdogan Should Stop Exacerbating Tensions

Accuses prime minister of dragging country into fire

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Turkey's opposition party leader has urged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop escalating tensions and dragging the country "into the fire" as anti-government protests that have led to three deaths entered their 11th day.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, head of the secular Republican People's Party, told theHurriyet newspaper Monday the country is "witnessing a prime minister who is trying to hold on to power by creating tensions."