US supports Turks’ right to freedom of expression

Secretary of State John Kerry said the US supports right to freedom of expression including peaceful protests in relation to demonstrations in 68 Turkish cities.  He said the Obama administration is very concerned about Turkey's crackdown on protestors and is urging authorities to exercise restraint and all sides to refrain from violence. A young protester was run down by a vehicle Monday, becoming the first death in four days of protests, in which dozens were injured mainly by police tear gas.

 

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