Turkey protesters refuse to leave Istanbul park: Statement

AFP , Saturday 15 Jun 2013

Turkish protesters ignore PM's 'last warning' to end demonstrations, refusing to leave Gezi Park

Turkey protesters
A painting is displayed on a tree amidst the tents of protesters in Gezi Park, in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 (Photo: AP)

Turkish protesters on Saturday refused to evacuate an Istanbul park despite a concession by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt the site's redevelopment, in a potential escalation of two weeks of anti-government unrest.

"We will continue our resistance in the face of any injustice and unfairness taking place in our country," the Taksim Solidarity group, seen as most representative of the protesters, said in a statement after all-night discussions with campers in Gezi Park.

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