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News Update: Turkish riot police break up protests as unrest worsens

News Update: Turkish riot police break up protests as unrest worsens

Dec 29, – Police forcibly dispersed thousands of anti-government demonstrators in Ankara and Istanbul who had been calling for the government to step down. In Istanbul, some protesters shot fireworks at police preventing them from reaching a central square. At least two protesters were hurt when police responded with tear gas. Local prosecutors said at […]

December 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Defiant Turkish PM Erdogan reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Defiant Turkish PM Erdogan reshuffles cabinet amid graft scandal

Dec 26, – Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministerial resignations over a corruption inquiry. Mr Erdogan has described a police investigation as a “dirty game” Mr Erdogan named 10 new ministers – almost half of his total roster – after talks with President Abdullah Gul. One of […]

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