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Turkey must halt brutal police repression and investigate abuses at Istanbul protest

Headline Title:  Turkey must halt brutal police repression and investigate abuses at Istanbul protest 31 May 2013 The Turkish authorities must order police to stop using excessive force against peaceful protesters in Istanbul and immediately investigate alleged abuses, said Amnesty International after more than a hundred people were injured during an ongoing peaceful demonstration in a city centre park.On 30 and 31 May, police officers used water cannon and tear gas to disperse a peaceful protest against the destruction of Gezi Park in central Istanbul.More than a hundred protesters…

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