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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has commented on the recent waves of detentions as part of the ongoing probe into the Feb. 28 process, saying the government was uncomfortable with the drawn-out investigation.

Erdoğan was speaking to reporters at Ankara's Esenboğa Airport upon his return from Italy, answering questions about yesterday's recent detentions in the Feb. 28 probe.

The prime minister said the detentions were "upsetting the public peace. We are also seriously bothered by this. One should take the necessary steps, carry out the procedure and be done with it. But as these waves are coming one after another, I must say, this country would drown in these waves. The investigation should not be dragged on this much."

When asked if he would get involved in the case into Feb. 28 process, of which he was a victim, Erdoğan said he had not yet made a decision regarding the matter and would decide after trials began.

May/09/2012

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mara mcglothin

5/9/2012 6:24:33 PM

I am preparing for a trip..and have already packed my snorkle. I usually use it on the southern coast, but I might need it in Istanbul this time.

Rimon Tree

5/9/2012 3:59:22 PM

LOL! Oh yes and the country is already underwater until the chin, so much administrative detainees as you hold for years, probably more than the Israelis, especially journalists whose only faults are to have criticized the esteemed PM! Maybe it would be a good idea for them to go hunger strike!

mara mcglothin

5/9/2012 3:49:05 PM

He is just upset that there isn't room for all the people he would like to sue. Nothing more.
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