Warning of further Turkey demonstrations

Warning of further Turkey demonstrations

A warning of further demonstrations in cities across Turkey came from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office yesterday.

The caution came ahead of reports that riot police have entered Istanbul’s Taksim Square, where anti-government protesters have been staging demonstrations for almost two weeks.

Hundreds of officers have been using tear gas and water cannon to disperse activists, the BBC reported.

The move comes after Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to meet the protest organisers tomorrow.

The FCO said two major pro-government rallies are due to take place in Ankara and Istanbul on Saturday and Sunday (June 15 and 16) respectively.

“Further demonstrations remain possible in cities across Turkey, week commencing June 10,” it said.

“Police may continue to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse protestors. We advise British Nationals to avoid all demonstrations.”


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