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    Turkey arrests anti-government protesters

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    Turkish authorities have arrested dozens of people protesting in the fiercest anti-government demonstrations the country has witnessed in years, with riot police firing tear gas on demonstrators in Istanbul and Ankara.

    At least 60 people were detained on Friday as they protested in Istanbul at a rally which began over the demolition of a park, but which turned into a broader protest against what they see as an increasingly authoritarian government.

    Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports from Istanbul.