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Police crackdown in Turkey

Turkish police have launched a crackdown on anti-government protesters in Istanbul after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the demonstrators to evacuate in a speech at a rally in the capital Ankara.

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Police shoot tear gas at protesters in Turkish capital

Turkish police have used tear gas and water cannon to control crowds of protesters in the capital Ankara today on the fourth day of unrest.

Reuters reported that a group of around 1,000 protesters have gathered in the central Kizilay square chanting "Tayyip [Erdogan] resign".

Al Jazeera reports that many of the protesters are secondary school children.

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