Turkey govt says it respects all its citizens after protests

ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey's government said on Tuesday that it respected all of its citizens' "lifestyles", after days of mass rallies by protesters furious at what they see as a slew of restrictive Islamic-leaning reforms.

"Turkey's biggest wealth is its differences. Our government respects and is sensitive toward different lifestyles," Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said in televised remarks.