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I just -- back -- -- our breaking news on these riots in Istanbul Turkey.
Every Denny get by -- between.
The local officials and is stumble and the prime minister of Turkey.
A local officials saying that they would not keep.
Forcing the crowds out but the prime minister of Turkey taking a very different -- in saying that we will not show any more tolerance for these protests.
Vowing to end the demonstrations.
And you can see the clashes on your screen now that have emerged in the wake of the -- fulfillment of that promise or as it gets under way.
It's been going on for hours now the crowds are growing.
As they tried to government does to drive these protesters from the main square those efforts have failed so far.
Or Ralph Peters joins us by phone as we watch this scene unfold Ralph and this is.
Breaking news -- -- Turkey as we see you clash that involves a Turkish Prime Minister is the key ally of the United States states and protesters who seem to be complaining about.
Growing up Islamist schism in your thoughts of their complaints and how they are being him right now.
We're making Turkey a country I think visiting -- -- nineteen certainly have a great deal of affection for -- and took a honeymoon there.
So wish -- well but I completely trouble over the last fifteen years approximately two walks this growing utilization.
This split Turkish society between those from the rural conservative country so I didn't come into the slums of the city.
Up becoming voter blocks behind this previous justice party that's an Islamist party under prime minister thank you type parent -- And their opponents people -- people asking to be hurt.
-- just secularism the moderates who want to want.
Turkey to remain under house version of people -- constitution which was a secular constitution it did not feature -- the religious -- Prime minister -- -- has been moving relentlessly smartly smoothly but relentlessly.
-- -- utilization of Turkey.
Is white people -- supported jobs and the final straw interestingly.
-- -- the park the park was a local catalyst.
But he's been cutting back to warn more of the secular rights can finally make it very important even as the president Obama's locals up to promised -- currently.
Turkey has more journalists in jail -- China has done.
It's become very very oppressive and finally it snapped when he heard a woman peck and his.
The parliament he has in his pocket.
Pass this law.
Restricting alcohol sales -- truck but pretty a laughing matter and it could be here atmosphere that they wanted visit Turkish -- brandy.
And insisted they -- -- -- these secular Turks the young people overwhelmingly the educated.
-- -- that is coming slowly becoming Saudi Arabia and colonel Juan is close to the Muslim Brotherhood.
So what you're seeing right now the streets they're violent fight.
You -- this struggle.
Between those who want a secular modern Turkey for the 21 century.
And those like prime minister or the one who -- to take it backward it's a struggle between those who want to look to Europe for Turkey's future.
And those like prime minister -- who want to drag Turkey back to working Middle East.
Yeah and is a question about whether what this is now emerging into using so called.
Turkish spring and what that means -- plus we'll pick it up there right after the break.
Fox News alert and chaos inside of a key US ally Turkey.
Our -- Ralph Peters is watching this with us he's with us by phone Ralph.
This is it a complicated situation not totally unlike what we saw.
With hockey Mubarak in Egypt because it was it a close US ally someone who we work our president was you know close with.
And yet when we saw the protests on unfold there.
We wound up getting behind them will we do the same here -- and just meeting with President Obama few weeks ago and -- sort of places the White House in a difficult position.
Point on because president -- it's been very naive about mister Kirkland who is an Islamist plain and simple fact.
-- hasn't seen his freedom and justice party -- KP.
I can tell -- there's been a split up between hardliners like her want and sort of soft core Islamist seriously we have it let's talk for the students.
But -- for the protesters.
Prime minister -- won't even do that.
-- over the last dozen years he's with a lot of the deepening beat army corps we're going admirals and generals and colonels -- propped up charges.
He's put his key people in -- in positions of power and authority within the police in the interior ministry.
I mean I don't think I would want -- -- I hope I'm wrong but he he wants an Islamist Turkey ties to the Middle East.
And the people in the street or -- Turkey's ties to Europe.
And in the west and there's no middle ground because -- want isn't interested in middle ground these he has become even though that they've elected.
He has become -- dictator.
The president has pointed to Turkey as a model.
-- others didn't.
Her brother Islamic nations pursuing democracy.
And yet where does this got that one seconds to the parade -- where does this go from here.
Well President Obama doesn't do its homework.
And he sees everything to a political wins and this is about geo strategy at the highest level -- NATO -- turning into.
I amateurs Saudi Arabia -- thank you.
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