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Turkish PM Erdogan in 'final' protest warning

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a "final warning" to protesters to leave Gezi Park in Istanbul.

"Our patience is at an end. I am making my warning for the last time," he said.

Clashes between police and protesters in the park and adjoining Taksim Square have continued for nearly two weeks.

Activists have said they will not leave Gezi Park until the government abandons plans to redevelop it. Mr Erdogan has promised a local vote on its future.

James Reynolds reports.

  • 13 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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