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Turkey may deploy army to quell anti-government protests

By Kay Steiger
Monday, June 17, 2013 8:47 EDT
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Protesters clash with police during a demonstration in Ankara on June 16, 2013. (AFP)
 
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The Turkish government on Monday said it may deploy the army to help police officers quell nearly three weeks of mass anti-government protests.

Police “will use all their powers” to end the unrest, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said in a televised interview. “If this is not enough, we can even utilise the Turkish armed forces in cities.”

Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
 
 
 
 
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