Why the government's austerity measures and claims of decreasing inflation don’t sit well with regular Egyptians.
Police blocked streets leading to Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime-autocrat Hosni Mubarak, after calls by exiled businessman Mohamed Aly for a "million-man march".
President Abdel Fattah el Sisi played down repeat protest call against his rule on Friday, as security forces tightened controls in the centre of the capital and closed off entrances to Tahrir Square.
Berdan Turkmen, seized from a restaurant and caught up in anti-government protests, was in Egypt for a month-long internship hosted by Turkey's branch of youth training foundation, AIESEC.
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