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WDEL Blog: Allan Loudell

"Gasball" - The new national sport of Turkey?

A Bulgarian journalist I know now covering the clashes in Istanbul e-mailed me this video of anti-government protesters going after tear gas cannisters, almost as if playing a game...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3DWHdOwpZU


But the Erdogan government's crackdown on the mostly youthful protesters is hardly a game.

You can hear my interview with Bulgarian free-lance journalist Victor Kotsev, covering the Turkish unrest for such media as The ASIA TIMES, The ATLANTIC, and USA TODAY...


Audio Here


Social media have played a significant role in the anti-government protests, and the Turkish government is trying to crack down. Here's Victor's story on that angle from USA TODAY...


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/06/18/turkey-vows-to-strengthen-police-powers/2433709/

Posted at 6:38am on June 19, 2013 by Allan Loudell

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