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Clashes erupt in Ankara for another night of unrest

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Clashes erupt in Ankara for another night of unrest


In Ankara clashes erupted again between demonstrators and police. Much of the violence took place near the US embassy.

Despite the tentative steps towards some sort of dialogue in Istanbul, there were no signs that the concerns of these demonstrators have been defused.

Police used smoke grenades to disperse the crowds.

The protests which erupted on May 31 after the violent police crackdown on activists objecting to the development of Gezi Park have attracted thousands of people in dozens of cities.

Multiple grievances ranging from the authoritarian style of the prime minister to the growing Islamic influence on government policies still have not been addressed.

Prime Minister Erdogan’s response has been to condemn the rioters as looters and hooligans.

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