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Turkey mine clashes pile pressure on PM Erdogan

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Turkish police clashed with thousands of anti-government protesters angered by the deaths of at least 283 workers in the country's worst mining disaster, piling pressure on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest at Kadikoy in Istanbul on May 15, 2014 over the deaths of 286 miners after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa

In the western city of Izmir, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from Soma, which was hit hard by Tuesday's mine explosion, police fired tear gas and water cannon at around 20,000 protesters on Thursday.

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