Erdogan warns of ‘heavy price’ for Turkish protests against Syria operation

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned of a “heavy price” Sunday for protests against his government’s military operation targeting Syrian Kurdish militia, after the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) called on people to take to the streets.

“Some HDP representatives are calling on my Kurdish citizens to get out into the squares. Until now, not many people have come out,” Erdogan said in the northwestern province of Bursa, where the . “But let me say this here… Do not even think about it! There will be a heavy price to pay by those who respond to this call.”