Turkish police detained hundreds of people on Saturday when public sector workers gathered in Ankara for an unauthorized protest against a proposed law they say will limit their union rights, television stations reported.
NTV and CNN Turk television showed pictures of riot police seizing protesters and bundling them onto buses to take them away from the central Ankara square where they were trying to demonstrate.
The protest was organized by the Public Sector Workers Union (KESK) which is opposed to a proposed new law that it says would limit rights to join unions and take industrial action.
Several thousand people tried to join the demonstration, the reports said, but police stopped them from approaching the main square.
Witnesses said hundreds of police had gathered around Ankara's Kizilay Square from early on Sayurday ahead of the demonstration -- ANKARA (Reuters)
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