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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday struck back at international criticism regarding Turkey’s response to students protests, telling western nations to focus on unrest in their own countries.
The civil unrest has marked some of the largest protests in Turkey since 2013, when demonstrators took to the streets en masse against an urban development plan at Istanbul’s Gezi park.
Erdogan characterized the demonstrators as “Looters,” with the Turkish authorities arresting thousands of protesters at the time.
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