20 January 2022,   09:03
Protests held in Turkey after lira’s historic crash

Protests were held in Istanbul and the capital Ankara on November, 23 after the lira’s historic crash. Groups were seen marching in both cities, as they called on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to resign, writes duvarenglish.com.

In Ankara, protesters marched in the Çankaya district. Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) students also took to the streets to protest and called for Erdoğan"s resignation. In Istanbul, Boğaziçi University students also marched with the same demand.

Police prevented a group from marching in Istanbul’s Şişli district. Police barricades were placed on Taksim Square, the scene of the 2013 Gezi protests.

“Go away AKP, this country is ours”, - chanted the protesters.