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Protesters clash with police in Istanbul over border attacks

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 00:46

May 16 - Protesters clash with police in Istanbul blaming the government for the twin bomb attacks on the Turkish-Syrian border over weekend. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Protesters marched to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office in Istanbul on Thursday blaming the Turkish government for twin bomb attacks on the border town of Reyhanli that killed dozens of people on Saturday . Riot police blocked the road and fired tear gas canisters to disperse the crowd as protesters hurled stones. Was cannon was brought in to help disperse the protest as riot police eventually chased the protesters away. Turkey's President Abdullah Gul criticized the world's response to the Syria conflict on Thursday as limited to "rhetoric", saying his country had received little help in coping with a huge influx of Syrian refugees. Four suspects were formally arrested and remanded in custody late on Wednesday over the bombings, state-run Anatolian news agency said. It was not clear what charges they faced. They were among nine Turks, including the alleged mastermind of the attacks, detained soon after the bombings.

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Protesters clash with police in Istanbul over border attacks

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 00:46