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BBC News: Turkey PM Erdogan warns youth to ignore Taksim anniversary

Protests erupted across Turkey after a police crackdown on peaceful protests in Gezi Park last year

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged young Turks to ignore calls to mark the first anniversary of Istanbul’s Taksim Square protests. He was speaking ahead of nationwide demonstrations planned for Saturday. Thousands of police officers and dozens of water cannon trucks are to be deployed to the square, reports say. Protests against plans to redevelop Istanbul’s Gezi Park last [...] → Read the full article…