Turkey

Turkish PM Says Protests Will Be Over in 24 Hours

He has "given orders"

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Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has predicted an immediate end to protests that have shocked the country for two weeks – as demonstrators prepare themselves for a new clash with police.

"I have given orders to the interior minister," Mr Erdogan said on Wednesday afternoon after a meeting with Turkey's shopkeepers' union. "This will be over in 24 hours."