ANKARA — The Associated Press reports that police in Ankara broke up a march of a several thousand irate workers heading for the Turkish Parliament today.
The workers were protesting proposed government legislation they believe will strip them of many of their rights. Turkish riot police used pepper spray and water cannons to stop the crowd bent on marching to Parliament. The AP report states that workers responded with sticks, stones and eggs hurled at the cops.
The proposed legislation, opposed by Turkish trade unions, would allow employers to relocate some workers against their will, make workers, not employers, financially responsible for health insurance premiums, and allow employers to employ interns and apprentices for four months without pay.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

History of Armenian Diaspora: Report From Poland

By George Bournoutian Although I was invited to present a paper at…

Groundbreaking Symposium at Columbia University Focusing on Monuments & Memory

By Taleen Babayan Major scholars from around the world will participate in…

Attorneys Ordered to Produce Records in Armenian Genocide Settlement

Amanda Bronstad The National Law Journal A federal judge has ordered plaintiffs…

Former Employee Arrested for Embezzling $800,000 from Armenian Missionary Association of America

PARAMUS, NJ — A former Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) employee…