Turkey: Protests Continue

People ♦ Published: June 5, 2013; 15:41 ♦ (Vindobona)

After trade union KESK aligned with demonstrators, the government offered a chance for negotiations for the first time.

Turkey: Protests Continue / Picture: © Vindobona.org

On the sixth day in a row, the Turkish police has once more used tear gas and water guns - overnight and this morning - against protesters who ignored warnings to disperse in Istanbul, Ankara and the southeastern city of Hatay. According to the media, the law enforcement took action against hundreds of demonstrators in Istanbul and in the capital Ankara who moved towards the direction…