Turkey: Water Cannons spray chemicals & 23 arrested

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Turkey Arrests 23 more over Anti-Government Protests

Al Manar

Turkish authorities arrested 23 more people on Saturday over their alleged role in this month’s anti-government protests, accusing them of acting on behalf of a far-left “terrorist” group, a news report said.

A court in the capital accused them of helping to organize the protests and engaging in violence in the name of the Communist Marxist-Leninist Party (MLKP), CNN-Turk said on its website.

Another three were released but placed under judicial supervision, the report said.

Interior Minister Muammer Guler said the operation had been planned for about a year against the “terrorist” (MLKP), but that the suspects were also implicated in the protests, the most violent since Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s – government came to power in 2002.

Prosecutors could not immediately confirm the arrests, which follow a sweep last…

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