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After a night of violence Turkish PM to meet Istanbul park protesters

After a night of violence Turkish PM to meet Istanbul park protesters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nearly two weeks of protests across the nation have shaped up as perhaps the biggest test in the 10-year rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan — who protesters say is increasingly authoritarian, a charge that he and his allies strongly deny. Police and protesters retrenched Wednesday after punishing overnight clashes […]

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Erdogan blames ‘dissidents’ as two die during protest in Turkey

Erdogan blames ‘dissidents’ as two die during protest in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Thousands have joined anti-government rallies across Turkey since Friday, when police launched a pre-dawn raid against a peaceful sit-in protesting plans to uproot trees in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square. Since then, the demonstrations by mostly secular-minded Turks have spiraled into Turkey’s biggest anti-government disturbances in years, and have spread to many […]

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