Turkish PM Says Protests Will Be Over in 24 Hours

He has "given orders"


Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has predicted an immediate end to protests that have shocked the country for two weeks – as demonstrators prepare themselves for a new clash with police.

"I have given orders to the interior minister," Mr Erdogan said on Wednesday afternoon after a meeting with Turkey's shopkeepers' union. "This will be over in 24 hours."