Turkish man being hit in Soma
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Protesters hit in Turkey PM mine visit

Video footage and a photos have emerged of two protesters being assaulted during the Turkish Prime Minister's visit to the town of Soma.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to push a man who is then hit by the PM's body guards. In a separate incident, the prime minister's aide, Yusuf Yerkel, was captured apparently in the act of kicking a protester.

Orla Guerin reports.

  • 15 May 2014
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