Labor unions give lift to Turkish protest movement with strikes, rallies as police stay tough

  • by: JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 17, 2013 - 8:35 PM

ISTANBUL — Turkish labor groups fanned a wave of defiance against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's authority, leading rallies and a one-day strike to support activists whose two-week standoff with the government has shaken the country's secular democracy.

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