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Sporadic overnight clashes as Turkey's unions call a general strike

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Sporadic overnight clashes as Turkey's unions call a general strike

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Anti-government protesters were out on the streets of Ankara into the early hours of the morning with police using water cannons and smoke grenades to try and disperse them.

Two of Turkey’s main unions have called a nationwide strike for today. Labour groups representing doctors, engineers and dentists have said they too will take part in the national stoppage.

In Istanbul residents banged pots outside their windows in support of the demonstrators.

The unrest which was sparked by the forced eviction of protesters from Gezi Park in the centre of the city has so far left four people dead and about 5,000 injured, according to the Turkish Medical Association.