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Turkey warns it may deploy army to halt protests

June 17, 2013 - 20:49 By 오규욱

ANKARA-The Turkish government on Monday said it may deploy the army to help police officers quell nearly three weeks of mass anti-government protests.

Police "will use all their powers" to end the unrest, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said in a televised interview. "If this is not enough, we can even utilise the Turkish armed forces in cities."