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Turkish police say 15 suspects in Gezi Park violence have terror links

July 5, 2013 at 10:41 AM   |   Comments

ANKARA, Turkey, July 5 (UPI) -- Turkish police said they detained 15 people accused of being terrorists and provoking protests in recent nationwide demonstrations over Istanbul's Gezi Park.

The suspects were allegedly seen on security cameras throwing firebombs and stones at police and damaging buildings and vehicles, Today's Zaman reported.

Police said the suspects were believed to be members of violent communist organizations.

Twenty-four people had been arrested earlier, the Dogan News Agency reported.

Protests over the government's plan to demolish Gezi Park erupted May 31 and ultimately involved an estimated 2.5 million demonstrators across Turkey.

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