Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Turkey Offers Apology But Protests Continue

Turkey's government has attempted to quell protests by apologising for a police crackdown on a peaceful protest that has triggered ongoing rallies across the country.

Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said it was "wrong and unjust" for police to fire tear gas at the original demonstration to save Gezi Park in Istanbul last week.

Since the park protest, demonstrations - both peaceful and violent - have stretched out to five days in Istanbul, Ankara and other cities, as angry protesters voice their discontent with the 10-year rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.