Turkish police break up protest near President Erdogan's contested 1,000-room palace

November 29, 2014 1:45 PM

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ANKARA, Turkey – Riot police have dispersed a protest by dozens of students near Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's new, contested 1,000-room palace.

Police on Saturday used shields and pepper spray to prevent the students from marching to the palace that has become an emblem of Erdogan's increasingly authoritarian style of governing. Video footage showed one officer punching a student in the face as he was being held by another officer. Twenty-t...

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