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Turkey government 'welcome' political challenges

Activists in Turkey have called for the sacking of police chiefs in Istanbul, Ankara and other cities over their forces' violent responses to protests.

They presented a series of demands to Deputy PM Bulent Arinc, who on Tuesday apologised to injured protesters.

Thousands of striking workers have joined demonstrations to demand Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan resign.

Jeremy Bowen reports.

  • 05 Jun 2013
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