Al Jazeera: Turkey threatens to deploy army to end unrest

Turkey has said it may bring in the army to help end nearly three weeks of nationwide anti-government protests.

The warning came as two major union federations went on strike on Monday over police violence against demonstrators.

The government raised the threat of putting soldiers on the streets after a weekend of violent clashes prompted by the eviction of campers occupying Istanbul’s Gezi Park, the epicentre of the protest movement.

Police “will use all their powers” to end the unrest, Bulent Arinc, deputy prime minister, said in a televised interview.

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