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Turkey: Fresh Protests in Istanbul’s Kadikoy Square

By Larry Habegger and Dani Burlison | Permalink | No Comments | December 27th, 2013 | Trackback

Police fired water cannons, smoke grenades and teargas to break-up crowds of protestors at Istanbul’s Kadikoy Square Dec. 22. What was meant to be an action against the government’s construction and development plans in the city’s threatened green spaces quickly turned into protests over recent corruption and bribery scandals involving government officials and at least one bank chief. Visitors should follow local news and avoid large crowds in the area.

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