Monday 24 November 2014

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 protester throws back a tear gas canister at a barricade in central Ankara on June 12, 2013 during clashes with Turkish riot police. 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)
Turkish anti-riot police arrest a goggle-wearing protester during clashes with demonstrators in Ankara June 13, 2013. The man drove past a group of police flashing the victory sign and was then stopped, removed from his car and detained. 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 enter a convenience store searching for protesters 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 man covers his face to protect himself from tear gas as he walks past Turkish anti-riot police 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 take position behind a barricade 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 man plays piano while hundreds of other protesters listen at Taksim Square, on June 12, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul has seen protests rage on for days, with two protesters and one police officer killed. What began as a protest over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, has turned into a wider demonstration over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
Turkish anti-riot police fire a tear gas cannister 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 cameraman films a Turkish anti-riot policeman firing a tear gas cannister 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)
Protesters build a barricade in central Ankara June 12, 2013 during clashes with Turkish riot police. 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 demonstrator reacts after a tear gas cannister landed in a drainage during clashes with Turkish anti-riot police 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)
Protesters flee a water cannon at a barricade in central Ankara June 12, 2013 during clashes with Turkish riot police. 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 demonstrator looks for a tear gas cannister in a drainage during clashes with Turkish anti riot policemen 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)
People sleep under a tree in Gazi Park the morning after a police crackdown on protesters, on June 12, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul has seen protests rage on for days, with two protesters and one police officer killed. What began as a protest over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, has turned into a wider demonstration over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
A demonstrator holds a Kurd flag inside Taksim Gezi park on June 12, 2013 after a night of running battles with riot police as Turkish Prime Minister moved to crush mass demos against his Islamic-rooted government. Police clean-up the square and removed all evidence of the unrest today, clearing the square of stray tear gas canisters, anti-Erdogan banners and makeshift barricades. (GURCAN OZTURK/AFP/Getty Images)
Turkish lawyers hold a banner reading 'We want justice!!' as they march in support of anti-government protests in Ankara, on June 12, 2013. Demonstrators retreated from an Istanbul protest square on June 12 after a night of running battles with riot police as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan moved to crush mass demos against his Islamic-rooted government. The premier was to hold talks with some protest leaders on on June 12, but many protesters said the unexpected crackdown on Taksim Square, which had seen no police presence since June 1, had made them lose faith in any dialogue. (-/AFP/Getty Images)
A man waves a flag along side thousands of people who have gathered at Taksim Square after riot police cracked down the day before, on June 12, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul has seen protests rage on for days, with two protesters and one police officer killed. What began as a protest over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, has turned into a wider demonstration over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies. (Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)
 Thousands of people gather at Taksim Square after riot police cracked down the day before, on June 12, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul has seen protests rage on for days, with two protesters and one police officer killed. What began as a protest over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, has turned into a wider demonstration over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policies. (Lam Yik Fei/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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