Turkish police silence chained protester

TURKEY - Turkish police on 20 August detained a man who chained himself to iron railings outside Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit's office in protest at a hard-hitting economic crisis, state-run Anatolian news agency said.

Ecevit's three-party coalition is struggling to implement a $15.7 billion economic programme backed by the IMF and the World Bank in an effort to right Turkey's economic ills.

"I am a citizen of this country. I am an honest citizen. I am bankrupt," the agency quoted the protester