Clashes over the night in Ankara, 11 foreigners arrested

Tension still high on tenth day of protest

06 June, 11:35

    Protests against the government continues in Turkey Protests against the government continues in Turkey

    (ANSAmed) - ANKARA - Police fired tear gas and water cannons at protestors during the ongoing protests in the Turkish capital Wednesday night. In late evening the centre of tension shifted from Kizilay Square - where every night since Friday clashes have occurred near the offices of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan - towards the European district Gazi Osman Pasha, where incidents occurred on Kennedy Street for most of the night. Hurriyet reports that Turkish police arrested 11 foreign demonstrators accused of incitement to public disorder. The foreigners detained included four Americans, two British nationals, an Indian, a French national and a Greek national, according to Radikal. At least four are studying in Turkey as part of the Erasmus programme. The protest is today entering its 10th day, notes Hurriyet, and the level of tension remains high.

    Prime Minister Erdogan is expected to return this evening after a four-day official visit to North African countries. Turkish media outlets say that incidents occurred between protestors and supporters of Erdogan's AKP in the Black Sea town of Riza for the first time Wednesday evening.(ANSAmed).

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