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Calm returns to Istanbul square following clashes


German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle yesterday said the images of demonstrators being chased down by riot police were “disturbing.”

“The Turkish government is sending the wrong message to the country and to Europe,” Westerwelle said, adding that Ankara must do “all in its power” to protect democratic rights.

Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said the unrest was “the first serious test” for Turkey in its long-time bid to join the EU.

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