Almost 2.5 million involved in protests in Turkey

Nearly 2.5 million people participated in protests in 79 Turkish provinces during the past three weeks, the Turkish Interior Ministry said today, Sabah online newspaper reported.

Around 4000 received various injuries during the riots in Turkey, while 4900 were detained by police.

According to the Turkish Interior Ministry, the protests were not only held in the two provinces of Bingol and Bayburt.

Protests have been continuing in Turkey for more than 20 days. According to the authorities, they are anti-government. Turkey's opposition parties accuse the police of using excessive force against protesters.

Earlier, the Turkish Interior Minister said an investigation is underway in connection with the use of excessive force against protesters.

Adapted from TODAY.AZ