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Turkish police arrest dozens on May Day protest in Istanbul

By Reuters
01 May 2017   |   10:24 am
Turkish police arrested dozens of people as anti-government protesters tried to breach a ban on access to the main Taksim Square in Istanbul to mark May Day.

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