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Police Arrest Dozens In Raids Across Turkey After Protests

 

 

 

” Police raided addresses across Turkey on Tuesday and detained dozens of people after nearly three weeks of anti-government protests, local media reported.

State media TRT said 25 people had been detained in the capital Ankara, 13 in Eskisehir to the west and “many” in Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul.

A police source confirmed the operation and said: “For now, only provocateurs will be taken for questioning.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sporadic Overnight Clashes As Turkey’s Unions Call A General Strike

 

 

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

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