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Turkey Arrests 13 Over Twitter Provocation

Thirteen suspects in Turkey have been sent to court on Monday after being accused of provoking riots through their social media posts.
By Rina Tzvi
First Publish: 6/10/2013, 3:52 PM

Anti-government protests in Turkey
Anti-government protests in Turkey
Reuters

Thirteen suspects in Turkey have been sent to court on Monday after being accused of provoking riots through their social media posts, according to Dogan news agency. 

The suspects were accused of provoking protesters through posts on Twitter and Facebook during the Gezi Park protests in Ankara, and of organizing crowds to cause damage to their surroundings and throw stones at the police forces, according to Hurriyet Daily News.


Meanwhile Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that his patience "has a limit" amid increasing anti-government protests.

Thousands of protesters gathered in Istanbul's central Taksim Square and Ankara's Kizilay Square on Sunday.