“What is required of us is to stop if there is a protest against the law. Here is the police, if not enough gendarme, if not TSK,” Bulent Arinc said in a televised interview to the A Haber channel.
The threat came as members of two union federations in Turkey went on a one-day strike over the forced evictions of protesters from Istanbul's Gezi Park a day earlier.
Labor groups representing doctors, engineers and dentists are also said to have joined the strike on Monday. The striking groups represent about 800,000 workers.
The Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Guler said the strike was “illegal” and warned of police action.
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