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Spokesman for Turkey's prime minister says the government is now open to a referendum.
A vote on its plans to turn a park into a mole planted it sparked nearly two weeks of demonstrations in which at least four people have reportedly died.
Hundreds of protesters are still camping out near Istanbul's main square but that spokesman also says those demonstrators must clear out right now.
And that the government will not allow the sit -- to continue until doomsday as he put it.
Leland -- spoke with some of those protesters they say the government is cracking down on their rights and they're not having.
All -- Day riot police or did -- teach reading taxing square ready for battle.
Protesters mostly relax behind a barricade a burned out cars wounded.
As they can't department of violence started two weeks ago I'm terribly angry because he isn't against the mineral rights.
Many told stories -- Tuesday night demonstrators cancer volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets -- bonfires.
Today Turkish minister struggled to explain the fines.
Most of the demonstrators are -- They are sincere.
They have good well intentioned.
But I important that there's been a campaign.
Psychology -- the there are thousands of people now streaming here into this area they're prepared -- for the rain.
But also for the tear gas we got guys -- safety goggles on makeshift gas mask and then there's.
These yellow hard -- today -- protect against the rocks and rubber bullets that will come later.
We're not marginal does or not Perry is they just.
Believing in this console and normal people just we're asking -- Democrats right.
-- the unrest in Turkey could have a big impact on the price is -- -- in Syria.
Turkey's prime minister is a big supporter of the Syrian rebels and analysts say the protests and the government response.
Could very much complicate president Obama's decision making on Syria's civil war.
That angle we turn to the fox sports chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt who is live in New York tonight Jonathan difficult line for the unit United States to -- here.
It is ship because on the one and the US has lauded prime minister to one of Turkey as a true Democrat and a true pop -- In the region on the other hand this is the same prime minister -- -- one who has ordered his security forces to crack.
Down on those protesters.
Using the what -- means is necessary so again we here in US officials today.
Using the cautious language calling effectively for restraint on all sides listen.
We're troubled by any attempts to punish individuals.
For exercising their right to free speech.
And we condemn any attempts -- any party to provoke violence of course it was only last month of prime minister the wind was warmly welcomed at the white has neither he nor President Obama apparently aware of the time.
But the figurative storm clouds were gathering ship and the Syria -- in here is important Jonathan Turkey's importance there it is because for instance at -- -- Obama -- to take the decision to stop sending weapons to the rebels.
In Syria many of those weapons would have to go across Turkey is -- long -- -- Syria.
You don't necessarily want to send those weapons -- a country that is showing increasing signs of instability but precisely because of that long border with Syria.
Many experts say that Turkey needs the united United States -- all within the United States needs Turkey listen.
I think Turkey wants -- -- anything to do a lot more.
Rather than less and so I wouldn't necessarily worry too much about the Syria angle and all of this I think we can handle.
The Turkey crisis largely on its own terms for what it is there in that country.
Now most -- would agree that they instability in Turkey is not yet a serious.
Threat to the government that but the important words might be not yet -- and Jonathan.
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