The New York Times: Turkish Official Says Army May Have to End Protests

Turkey’s deputy prime minister on Monday raised the possibility that the army could be called in to help quell the continuing civil unrest, the latest sign of the government’s impatience and officials’ hardening stance against a nearly three-week-old protest movement.

The comments by the deputy prime minister, Bulent Arinc, followed days of intensifying street violence and signs of a broadening government crackdown that included the arrests of journalists as well as medical workers who have been treating protesters. Demonstrations continued Monday in several Turkish cities, led by unions that had called for a nationwide strike.

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