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Clashes Reignite in Ankara as PM Blames Extremists

  • Aired: 1/3/2013
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Police square off with protesters in Ankara yet again as fresh clashes erupt Monday following a third night of demonstrations throughout Turkey. The violence is the some of the worst the country has seen in decades, exploding into a show of defiance against the what protesters say is the creeping authoritarianism of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Calling for calm, Erdogan addressed the nation on Monday, claiming the mass demonstrations had been organized by extremist factions.

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