Assistant PM: Turkish Interior Ministry launches investigation into protests in country
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend R.Hafizoglu /
Turkish Interior Ministry has launched an investigation into the protests in the country, the Assistant Prime Minister of Turkey Bulent Arinc said, Turkish agency Anadolu reported.
According to Arinc, along with an investigation into the protests, also an investigation has begun into the violence used by the Turkish police against the demonstrators.
The 6th Istanbul Administrative Court of Istanbul has made the right decision to halt the construction of the Topçu Kışlası shopping center in Taksim Square, Assistant Prime Minister added.
The rallies are being held in various Turkish towns to support the protesters in the Gezi park on Taksim Square in downtown Istanbul.
According to the Turkish media, at present, tensions remain in Gezi Park on Taksim Square.
The protesters, opposing the destruction of the park, are building barricades in the street Istiklal and throwing stones at the policemen. The police continue to use tear gas and water cannons to disperse the demonstrators.
Istanbul governor Huseyin Avni Mutlu said that 12 people were injured and 63 people were arrested during the riots.
Istanbul 6th Administration Court decided to suspend the construction of "Topcu Kıslası" shopping center on Taksim Square.
A group of protesters tried to seize the building of the Turkish ruling party in the Turkish province of Izmit on June 1 morning. The local police dispersed the demonstrators.