Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Turkey Protests: Fourth Night Of Violence

Turkish riot police have fired more tear gas at protesters on a fourth night of violent clashes in Ankara and Istanbul.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rejected protesters' demands that he resign and claims the unrest is the work of Turkey's opposition.

Violent protests have rocked Turkey since Friday, when police launched a pre-dawn raid against a peaceful sit-in protesting against plans to develop Istanbul's Taksim Square.

Since then, the unrest by mostly secular-minded Turks has spiralled into Turkey's biggest anti-government disturbances in years.