Protesters Tell Erdogan to Resign

TEHRAN (ST)- Turkish protesters called for Prime Minister RecepTayyipErdogan to step down following two car bombings in a town near the Syrian border.

Scores of people took to the streets of the town of Reyhanli in on Saturday after more than 40 people were killed in two car bombings that jolted the town earlier in the day, press tv reported.

The angry demonstrators said the outbreak of violence was due to the Erdogan administration's anti-Syria policy.

Security was tight in the center of Reyhanli, near the scene of the blasts, with the security forces setting up checkpoints to control entry into and exit from the town, witnesses said.

A similar demonstration was briefly held in Ankara, in which dozens of people marched in the street and chanted slogans criticizing Erdogan and Foreign Minister AhmetDavutoglu.

Turkish opposition parties have censured the Turkish government for its intervention in Syria's internal affairs.

Last July, the leader of the Republican People's Party warned the government against dragging the country into the "Middle Eastern quagmire" with its aggressive anti-Syria stance.

The crisis in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

M.D