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Violence Flares as Turkey PM 'Tolerance' for Protests Ends

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Riot police stormed an Istanbul protest square Tuesday, firing volleys of tear gas at firework-hurling demonstrators after Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he had "no more tolerance" for the mass demos against his Islamic-rooted government.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 5:24 pm
Thanks for this article.

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 6:33 pm
noted, thanks Cal

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday June 11, 2013, 8:47 pm

The reporters some distance from Taksim Square still had to use gas masks. Erdogan has managed to take a simple protest about a park and turn that into what seems to be serious repression of rights. If his goal was to seen by the International community as despot, he has succeed .

Fi T. (18)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 4:21 am
No more violence

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 5:00 am
And they want to join the EU...

Frances Darcy (231)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 6:42 am
Thanks for article

GARY L. (138)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 12:52 pm
well so much for being a model for the rest of the middle east

Birgit W. (155)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 1:01 pm
Noted, thanks.

Paul Girardin (126)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 3:22 pm
Noted & shared!

Twyla Sparks (208)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 10:44 pm

Stan B. (123)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:53 am
It was only a matter of time before Erdogan's Islamist government used water cannon and riot police against peaceful demonstrators in Taksim Square.
Having emasculated the Turkish military this tyrant probably thinks he can get away with any breach of human rights. That's what these people do.

Patricia H. (440)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:40 am

paul m. (93)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:42 am

Noted,,,Another Country I'll miss for my holidays,,,

Judith Hand (54)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:44 am
Noted. Poor, poor Turkey. So many countries trying to work out how to make their voices known and their country as they want it...
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