ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's supporters massed at a rally in Istanbul on Sunday, as riot police fired tear gas to break up pockets of anti-government protesters in the city centerseveral kilometers away.
"We are the silent majority, not the riff-raff who are trying to frighten us," Ruveyda Alkan, 32, said among the sea of Erdogan's AK Party faithful at an Istanbul parade ground.
(Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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