Turkish riot police chase demonstrators during an anti-government protest in Istanbul
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Turkey: Anti-government protesters clash with police

Riot police in Turkey have fired water cannon and plastic bullets to break up an anti-government demonstration in Istanbul's Taksim Square.

The protests have been sparked by a high-level bribery and corruption investigation involving close government allies.

Thousands of pro-government supporters have greeted the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at Istanbul's main airport.

David Campanale reports

  • 27 Dec 2013
  • From the section Europe
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