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Students call for Turkish PM to quit in fourth day of protests


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Students call for Turkish PM to quit in fourth day of protests

Hundreds of students have called for Turkey’s prime minister to resign in a fourth day of anti-government protests in the capital Ankara.

In clashes, police once again used tear gas and water cannon to try to disperse them.

The first death related to the unrest has been reported, a 20-year-old died when a taxi drove into a group of demonstrators.

And a two day strike, starting tomorrow has been called by Turkey’s public sector unions.
In a statement a spokesperson condemned the crackdown on protesters and accused the government of being undemocratic.

More than 1,700 people have been arrested since the clashes began – it’s believed most of them have now been released.

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