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State Department: We are concerned about the number of injured

Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki commented on the Gezi Parki protests in Turkey on May 30 during the Daily Press Briefing. Psaki expressed the State Department’s concern “about the number of people who were injured when police dispersed protesters in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.” She continued, “We believe that Turkey’s  long-term stability, security, and prosperity is best guaranteed by upholding the fundamental freedoms of expression, assembly, and association, which is what it seems these individuals were doing.”  Read the full excerpt below:  Read more