MERSIN, Turkey (AP) -- Organizers of this month's Mediterranean Games in Turkey say the event is "unaffected" by the anti-government protests sweeping the country.
The organizing committee said in a statement Monday that "an exhaustive review of the current situation with leading experts found there is no elevated risk to the event participants."
The Olympic-style games are scheduled for June 20-30 in the Mediterranean coastal city of Mersin. Athletes from two dozen countries are expected to take part.
The statement says organizers have worked "to create rigorous safety and security models to deal with all eventualities."
The protests, which have led to three deaths, entered their 11th day Monday. They are the first serious challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 10-year rule.
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