Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses crowd
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Turkey clashes: Thousands rally as PM Erdogan returns

Thousands of supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan have greeted him at Istanbul airport on his return from a North African tour.

Mr Erdogan addressed the crowds from an open-top bus, as they chanted his name.

Meanwhile, thousands of anti-government protesters have rallied again in Istanbul's Taksim Square.

The BBC's Mark Lowen, who was at Mr Erdogan's homecoming rally, said the country is in danger of "splitting in two".

  • 07 Jun 2013
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