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Turkish Authorities Arrest 31 Protestors during Popular Demonstrations

29 December 2013 10:26

Erdogan-speaking (1)Wide popular protests continued in different Turkish cities, demanding the Recep Tayyip Erdogan –headed Government of Justice aErdogannd Development Party to resign on the background of corruption scandals of Government’s ministers and officials.

The police, otherwise, suppressed the protesters by force and arrested 31 people, in addition to having injured two others, according the AFP.

The Turkish police dispersed by force thousands of protestors urging Erdogan to resign in Istanbul and Ankara using water hoses, rubber bullets and tear gas.

This political crisis has raised high concerns in the markets, where Turkey’s lira sinks to record low despite Central Bank intervention.

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