Ankara says union strike `illegal`, warns of police action

Interior Minister Muammer Guler said Monday`s planned nationwide union strike in protest at police violence against anti-government demonstrators was "illegal".

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2013, 16:24 PM IST

Ankara: Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said Monday`s planned nationwide union strike in protest at police violence against anti-government demonstrators was "illegal", in the latest escalation of tensions in nearly three weeks of civil unrest.

"There is an attempt to bring people on to the streets through illegal protests like a strike," Guler told reporters in Ankara. "I want to state that it will not be permitted."

AFP