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Demonstrators continue occupation of park

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 - 00:52

June 13 - Turkish officials say they will consider a referendum on plans for a park at the center of violent demonstrations, protesters remain cynical. Julie Noce reports.

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A day after calls for a possible referendum over the development of a city park in Istanbul, and little has changed. Demonstrators continue their occupation of Gezi Park at sun up on Thursday, despite orders to evacuate. Earlier on Wednesday, protest leaders met with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. He offered to hold a referendum on the redevelopment of the park, but protesters remained skeptical. How can we trust him? We've been through this before, one protester said. Now nearly two weeks old, the demonstrations have become a symbol of the growing distrust and perceived authoritarian style of Erdogan's ruling party. Three people have died, including a police officer, and nearly 5,000 have been injured.

Demonstrators continue occupation of park

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 - 00:52

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