Turkey: Protesters set out demands to end clashes

Turkey: Protesters set out demands to end clashes
 

TURKISH activists have presented a list of demands they claim could end days of anti-government demonstrations, centred on Taksim Square in Istanbul.
Deputy prime minister Bulent Arinc yesterday met a group whose attempt to prevent authorities from ripping up trees in the landmark square has snowballed into nationwide protests against what demonstrators see as prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule.
Police have fired water cannons and tear-gas canisters at protesters in several Turkish cities. The Ankara-based Human Rights Association said almost 1,000 people... read more

 
6 June 2013 in World News, Views: 10
Source: Scotsman
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