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Riots in Turkey

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Turkish anti-riot police walk back to their positions after a tear gas attack during clashes with demonstrators in Ankara June 13, 2013. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 12, 2013 said he would consider holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish anti-riot police walk back to their positions after a tear gas attack during clashes with demonstrators in Ankara June 13, 2013. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 12, 2013 said he would consider holding a referendum on plans to redevelop an Istanbul park that have sparked nationwide protests, in his first major concession in nearly two weeks of anti-government unrest. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
A masked protester is helped during clashes with Turkish riot police June 12, 2013 in central Ankara. Turkish riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators in the capital Ankara as clashes also raged in the city of Istanbul on the worst night of violence in nearly two weeks of nationwide anti-government unrest. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
A masked protester is helped during clashes with Turkish riot police June 12, 2013 in central Ankara. Turkish riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators in the capital Ankara as clashes also raged in the city of Istanbul on the worst night of violence in nearly two weeks of nationwide anti-government unrest. (MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
A protester wears a gas mask during clashes with riot police at Taksim square in Istanbul on June 11, 2013. Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters from an Istanbul square on June 11 as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he would show 'no more tolerance' for the unrelenting mass demonstrations against his Islamic-rooted government. Hundreds of police stormed the city's Taksim Square, the epicenter of nearly two weeks of unrest, in the early morning and brought bulldozers to clear the makeshift barriers erected by demonstrators after police pulled out of the area on June 1. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
A protester wears a gas mask during clashes with riot police at Taksim square in Istanbul on June 11, 2013. Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to clear protesters from an Istanbul square on June 11 as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned he would show 'no more tolerance' for the unrelenting mass demonstrations against his Islamic-rooted government. Hundreds of police stormed the city's Taksim Square, the epicenter of nearly two weeks of unrest, in the early morning and brought bulldozers to clear the makeshift barriers erected by demonstrators after police pulled out of the area on June 1. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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