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Riot police cleanse streets of Istanbul, Ankara, as Erdogan blames ‘foreign conspiracy’ for protests

22.06.2013 19:16

After dispersing a crowd commemorating the victims of police brutality with tear gas and rubber bullets, police swept the side streets of Istanbul with water cannons to prevent people from gathering again. Similar cleansing could be witnessed in Ankara.

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Anonymous user 23.06.2013 21:29

"Interest rate lobbies" (banksters?) "as well as Turkey's enemies" (BRICs?) Insane contradiction...

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 18:08

This is why you have to support the 2nd amendment other wise they will use tear gas & cannons on us!

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 16:24

Coming to a city near you.

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 16:21

Protesters defend the sovereignty of Turkey just as they do that of Syria. This is no Arab Spring.

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 15:11

Why these protests are helding? anybody tell..

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 14:28

Mustafa Kemal would turn in his grave. Unfortunately their will never be another Ata for Turkey

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 13:11

More of this is comming to all the so called frends of Syria ,Quetar is next.

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 10:11

real leaders take responsibility; not too many doing that especially in the West.

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 08:59

Erdogan should finally take responsibility for all this mess. He is not just an idiot but also dumb!

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 07:58

Stop blaming outside forces. Turks have been complaining about Erdogan for the last three years.

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 06:58

Adios Erdogan


Lewis Smart 23.06.2013 06:46

Armchair activists resent genuine action and rationalise criticism against it the only way they know how: conspiracy theory.

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 06:45

Erdogan danced with the devil, now the devil wants Erdogan to attack Syria. He brought on himself.

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 06:00

Don't know much about this leader, but at least he is smart enough to know what is really happening.

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 05:52

The turks don't need EU, erdogan does, for his ottoman ambitions, but he is gone soon

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 05:50

It actually suits the EU: now they have more reasons to block membership for Turkey. Epic fail!

Anonymous user 23.06.2013 05:47

The turk Dog erdogan, his Muslim brotherhood will soon fall, support the turks

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