Protestors run as they are hit by a police water cannon during clashes near Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan office
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Turkey violence continues after government apology

Violent anti-government demonstrations have continued for a fifth night in Turkey, as police and protesters clashed in Ankara and Istanbul.

Officers fired tear gas and used water cannons to disperse protesters, who have accused the Turkish government of becoming increasingly authoritarian.

The violent scenes come just hours after Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc apologised for the police response to initial protests last week.

Mark Lowen reports.

  • 05 Jun 2013
  • From the section Europe
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