Turkey government apologised to protesters

Turkey’s government apologised on Tuesday to protesters hurt in clashes with police during days of demonstrations and called for an immediate end to the protests.

Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc moved to calm tensions after days of street clashes that have left at least two people dead, saying the government had “learnt its lesson” from the disturbances.

“Responsible citizens will stop today,” he told a televised news conference in Ankara after meeting with President Abdullah Gul. “We expect all unions, political parties and everyone who loves and cares about Turkey to do this today.”

Gul added that the protests that erupted in Istanbul last week after police tear-gassed demonstrators angry over plans to demolish a public park were based on “legitimate” complaints.

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