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Clashes erupt in Turkey

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 - 01:02

Dec. 27 - Turkish protesters clash with riot police in Istanbul. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Protesters demanding Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan resign over a high-level corruption scandal clashed with riot police in Istanbul on Friday (December 27), while across the city thousands staged a rival show of support for the embattled leader. Around Taksim Square, center of anti-government demonstrations last summer, police fired tear gas and used water cannon against hundreds of protesters chanting "They are thieves". Erdogan faces a crisis unprecedented during his 11 years in office due to the scandal that has forced three ministers' resignations and a cabinet reshuffle, as well as destabilizing the Turkish economy whose rapid growth has been a showpiece of his rule. However, Erdogan still enjoys the loyalty of many pious Muslims and members of Turkey's wealthy elite.

Clashes erupt in Turkey

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 - 01:02

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