Hopes of referendum after protests

Last updated 07:08 13/06/2013

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis says current protests are not comparable with the Arab Spring. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Turkey's ruling AK Party has ordered protesters to leave Istanbul's central Gezi Park immediately and says it will consider holding a referendum on redevelopment plans which sparked almost two weeks of violent demonstrations.

"Those with bad intentions or who seek to provoke and remain in the park will be facing the police," Deputy Chairman Huseyin Celik told a news conference.

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