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Turkey: Istanbul explosive as police attempt to cleanse city00:43

Turkey: Istanbul explosive as police attempt to cleanse city

Turkey, Istanbul
June 15, 2013 at 20:36 GMT +00:00 · Published

Turkey: Istanbul explosive as police attempt to cleanse city

Turkish police have cleared the centre of the Turkish protest movement, Gezi Park and Taksim Square shortly after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned protesters to leave by Sunday and promising that the security forces would be able to intervene and clear the area. The clashes came a day ahead of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's deadline for protesters causing many protesters to accuse the prime minister of foul play.

Police have managed to take control of both Gezi park and Taksim square though the streets surrounding the two locations are filled with protesters and clashes have been ongoing. Protesters have barricaded themselves into nearby hotels and buildings. Protesters are also attempting to barricade streets and highways to block police advances using carts, trolleys, cars, trucks and police barricades.

Five people have been killed - including a police officer - since the protests began, and the Turkish government says that up to 600 police have been injured in clashes while Turkey's Medical Association said that around 5,000 people have sought treatment in hospitals for minor injuries and breathing problems after enduring attacks of tear gas. The fifth confirmed death related to protest violence was announced on Thursday.

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Turkey: Istanbul explosive as police attempt to cleanse city

Turkish police have cleared the centre of the Turkish protest movement, Gezi Park and Taksim Square shortly after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned protesters to leave by Sunday and promising that the security forces would be able to intervene and clear the area. The clashes came a day ahead of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's deadline for protesters causing many protesters to accuse the prime minister of foul play.

Police have managed to take control of both Gezi park and Taksim square though the streets surrounding the two locations are filled with protesters and clashes have been ongoing. Protesters have barricaded themselves into nearby hotels and buildings. Protesters are also attempting to barricade streets and highways to block police advances using carts, trolleys, cars, trucks and police barricades.

Five people have been killed - including a police officer - since the protests began, and the Turkish government says that up to 600 police have been injured in clashes while Turkey's Medical Association said that around 5,000 people have sought treatment in hospitals for minor injuries and breathing problems after enduring attacks of tear gas. The fifth confirmed death related to protest violence was announced on Thursday.

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