Turkey

RIOTS AND PROTESTS IN TURKEY OVER CORRUPTION SCANDAL………

 

Tundra Tabloids’ colleague on the ground, Ege Berk Korkut says:

The Turkish Government has lost control in some areas in Turkey, the Turkish Police, are now clashing with the secular protesters in Turkey.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan: “You won’t have victory. I will continue to support freedom and democracy around the globe.”

Photo: The Turkish Police are now clashing with the secular protesters in Turkey.
Thousands right now protest Prime Minister Erdogan in the Turkish Capital, Ankara. Protesters waving flags with Ataturk(Founder of Secular Turkey)
Photo: Thousands right now protest Prime Minister Erdogan in the Turkish Capital, Ankara. Protesters waving flags with Ataturk(Founder of Secular Turkey)

Riots erupt in Turkey over corruption scandal

People hold up placards as they take part in a protest against corruption in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul on December 25, 2013 (AFP/File, Bulent Kilic)

Politicians accuse Turkish government of “arrogance” as protests gain momentum in at least three cities.

Turkish riot police have blasted opposition protesters with water cannons, tear gas and plastic bullets in Istanbul in scenes reminiscent of the summer’s mass anti-government demonstrations.

Some of the protesters on Friday evening threw rocks and firecrackers at police, shouting, “Catch the thief!” in reference to a widening corruption scandal gripping Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.

Similar protests were held in the city of Izmir, and in Ankara where police also fired water cannons to disperse the crowds.

Police blocked hundreds of protesters from gathering in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square and pushed them away to the nearby streets. At least 70 people have been detained in the Taksim protesters.

At least 31 people, including three lawyers, have been detained in Istanbul, according to the Istanbul Bar Association.

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