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Turkish unions call for strike over protest violence

Two of Turkey’s main trade union federations, KESK and DISK, will go on strike Monday in protest at a police crackdown on anti-government demonstrators in Istanbul overnight, a spokesman for KESK told AFP.

“We are going on strike tomorrow across the country, with DISK and other vocational organizations,” Baki Cinar said. “Our demand is for police violence to end immediately,” AFP reported.

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