Turkey makes fresh arrests after US censure

Police detained dozens of protesters across several cities on Thursday after Turkey brushed aside US condemnation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s crackdown on a month of escalating student rallies. AFP reporters witnessed police use riot shields and batons to break up an unsanctioned event in Istanbul and lead away more than 20 people. Security forces also set up ID checks at two major ports on the Asian and European sides of the Bosphorus to prevent protesters from gathering for the events. A crowd of leftist political forces and a few opposition lawmakers had come out in support of stude…

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