Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protest at Taksim Square
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Turkey protests: Tear gas used as PM urges calm

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling for an immediate end to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations for years, which has seen police use tear gas and water cannon.

Mr Erdogan also vowed to push ahead with the redevelopment of the city's central Taksim Square, a plan which triggered the demonstrations

James Reynolds reports.

  • 01 Jun 2013
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