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Wednesday, 11 April, 2001, 13:13 GMT 14:13 UK
Dozens hurt in Turkish clashes
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More than 60 people have been injured in clashes between police and anti-government protesters in Turkey.

Sixty-seven people, including 48 police officers, were treated in hospital for injuries, according to the state Anatolia news agency, as over 70,000 people demonstrated in central Ankara.

Demonstrators protesting against the government's handling of the country's economic crisis threw stones and bricks at police, who used water cannons, teargas and batons to try to disperse them.

Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit has said he will not bow to their calls for him to resign over his backing for an austere International Monetary Fund programme for economic reform.

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