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Protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square (Asharq Al-Awsat)


Teargassed in Taksim

Teargassed in Taksim

Istanbul, Asharq Al-Awsat—It started as an evening walk down Istiklal, but an hour later I was trapped in a blind alley, crouched behind a bread cart with no opportunity to retreat as the police fired volley after volley of tear gas down Istanbul’s main shopping...
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) waves to supporters upon his arrival to Ankara Esenboga Airport, in Ankara, Turkey, 09 June 2013. Source: EPA Kayhan Ozer/Anadolu


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A protestor waves a flag as demonstrators clash with police on June 1, 2013, during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, in Taksim Square in Istanbul. Turkish police on June 1 began pulling out of Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square, the scene of a second day of violent clashes between protesters and police over a controversial development project. AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic


Erdogan defiant as police and demonstrators clash

Erdogan defiant as police and demonstrators clash

Istanbul, AP—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called on demonstrators to end anti-government protests now into a second day, but he remained defiant, insisting police would break down protests at a main Istanbul square and indicating that the...
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TOPSHOTSDemonstrators help one another as Turkish riot policemen use tear gas to disperse clashes on May 31, 2013 during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park, in Taksim Square in Istanbul. (AFP Photo)


Turkish police break up Istanbul park protest

Turkish police break up Istanbul park protest

Istanbul, AP—Riot police used tear gas and pressurized water in a dawn raid Friday to roust a peaceful sit-in by hundreds of people trying to prevent the uprooting of trees at an Istanbul park. Several protesters were injured when a wall they climbed collapsed during...
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A riot police officer fires teargas during clashes with supporters of Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia at Hai al Tadamon in Tunis May 19, 2013. Source: Reuters/Anis Mili