Department of State: U.S. calls on Turkish authorities and protesters to refrain from violence
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 24
U.S. is closely observing protests in Turkey, especially those on Okmeydani Square, and calls for authorities and protesters to show restraint, said U.S. Department of State Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported May 24.
"Both sides should refrain from violence in order to prevent more deaths", - Harf said.
Addressing the issue of Iraqi oil exports via Turkey, she said that the differences between Northern Iraq and the central government should be settled at the negotiating table