RT News - May 18, 2014 (17:00 MSK)

Tear gas and water cannons on the streets of Turkey - police disperse protesters outraged at the government's response to a mine blast that killed more than 3-hundred people; a cold shoulder for Chancellor Merkel in Berlin as people express anger at the government's stance on Ukraine; and, a U.S. top military commander questions whether the Western-backed opposition in Syria is able to govern the country - as Washington pledges to throw more support behind the insurgency.