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Published: Wednesday February 26, 2014 MYT 2:35:54 AM
Updated: Wednesday February 26, 2014 MYT 2:36:50 AM

Police fire tear gas on anti-government protesters in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse several thousand protesters chanting "thief Tayyip Erdogan" and "government resign" in Istanbul on Tuesday as the fallout of a corruption scandal intensified.

The protest in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul came after Erdogan accused political enemies of faking a recording of a phone conversation suggesting he had warned his son to hide large sums of money as the graft inquiry erupted.

(Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Nick Tattersall; Editing by Humeyra Pamuk and Andrew Roche)

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