June 16, 2013 5:10 PM

Erdogan defends crackdown as his ‘duty’ as clashes with protesters spread

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan staged a massive political rally Sunday to demonstrate that his popular strength will succeed Turkey’s political crisis, even as clashes spread to new parts of Istanbul between police firing teargas and water cannon and youthful protesters throwing stones and erecting barricades.

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