Sunday, June 2, 2013

Turkish PM Defiant As Protests Rage On

Thousands of people flooded Istanbul's main square after police withdrew following one of the largest demonstrations against Turkey's Islamist-rooted government.

Amnesty International said there had been two deaths, with Western allies including Britain and the US calling on the Turkish government to show restraint.

Taksim Square has become the epicentre of demonstrations that have left dozens injured and many affected by tear gas fired by police.