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Turkey's PM Hits Back at International Critics of Crackdowni
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June 19, 2013 1:09 AM
The U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly criticized Turkey's crackdown on anti-government protests, joining the European Union in condemning the police response. But Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit back, defending the security forces and questioning the democratic legitimacy of his European critics. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London

Turkey's PM Hits Back at International Critics of Crackdown

Published June 18, 2013

The U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights has strongly criticized Turkey's crackdown on anti-government protests, joining the European Union in condemning the police response. But Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hit back, defending the security forces and questioning the democratic legitimacy of his European critics. Henry Ridgwell reports for VOA from London


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