Tears for Fears: US cashes in on teargas amid Turkey brutal turmoil

Protesters made fresh attempts to reach the Prime Minister’s office with at least 50 being arrested.

Reports also say dozens of homes were raided, and at least 25 people detained for using social media.

The internet has been used to share information and vent anger against the government.

Human rights groups and some foreign officials, including the US Secretary of State, have condemned the excessive use of force by Turkish police.

RT’s Marina Portnaya reports.

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‘Erdogan’s creeping Islamisation deepens divide among Turks’

Turkey’s Prime Minister is looking unlikely to ease his hardline stance towards the swelling nationwide protest against him.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the movement’s illegal and accuses its members of brutality and provocation as he addressed a cheering crowd of his supporters after returning from a trip to North Africa.

Some of those who gathered at the airport chanted: ‘Let us go, let’s crush Taksim’.

RT is joined by foreign policy expert Barbara Slavin.

‘I thought I’d die’: Turkish police brutality shocks & enrages protesters

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