ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s government on Wednesday offered a first concrete gesture aimed at ending nearly two weeks of street protests, proposing a referendum on a development project in Istanbul that triggered demonstrations that have become the biggest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s 10-year tenure.
Turkish government open to referendum to end protests
By Elena Becatoros and Jamey Keaten| Associated Press June 12, 2013
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