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Police fire tear gas, water cannon to push back Gezi Park protesters in Istanbul

08.07.2013 16:39

Turkish police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters who tried to defy a closure order and enter Istanbul’s Gezi Park. The park was the focal point of nationwide protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in June.

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Abu Fatima 11.09.2013 05:56

It's sad that Turks suffer the same thing as everyone else. It's western democracy when incumbents break every promise after elections, then there are the flag worshippers who excuse every evil.

Is it surprising that protesters are killed by a government that suffers a yeni-Osmanli complex by which it pursues a murderous policy of supporting cannibal terrorists next door in Syria?

Erdogan must really believe he is destined to play a messianic role by murdering hundreds of thousands of Syrians, to become an Ottoman Sultan with EU membership. By the Ergenekon trials it looks like he is entrenching himself for keeps.


IHA 06.08.2013 01:44

%99 of Turkish nations support their police agains to can check this / the situation is under control (fixed)...


IHA 06.08.2013 01:41

We love our country...all of them traitor pardon democratic protesters have crushed(burn) my friends car..damaged civillian people lifes,destroyed shops,houses,bus stations so everythings... they are traitors(also a little group) but We don't know and we don't understand Why Our Gloriuos Turkish flag is on their dirty hands...??

Anonymous user 18.07.2013 13:05

Time for a Turkish general to step up and take control like in Egypt.

Anonymous user 18.07.2013 11:10

Some countries were bombed for less than that! Remember?
But when you are on NATO...

Anonymous user 09.07.2013 06:36

Turkey is Corridor to Syria for Cannibal rebels and murderers ( is Erdogun aware of this? )

Anonymous user 09.07.2013 06:18

Brutal Dictatorship in Turkey sent and sending 10s of thousands of Terrorists to wipe out SYRIANS.

Anonymous user 09.07.2013 01:50

No Ottoman Empire or Cannibal Leaders for Syria and their citizens.

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 23:33

Organizers of this protest New World Order / Bilderberggroup / Federal Reserve Bank

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 21:08

Why does RT put "Erdogan's authoritarian style" in quotation marks - as if it was untrue?

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 21:04

The world must give some help to these brave protestors against the Islamist thug dictator Erdogan!

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 20:21

I saw police massing in the area all day. They were planning violence whether deserved or not.

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 18:51

Erdogan is a dictator.

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 18:21

police was right&is right now also.the gezi park belongs to public belongs 2 us not 2 the vandals

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 18:09

Erdogan gets time from protest, he will stick his nose back into trying to destroy Syria

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 17:57

What chemicals are mixed in with the water?

Anonymous user 08.07.2013 17:54

Take down the dictator Erdogan!

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