Photos From the Anti-Government Protests in Turkey

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June 4 2013 6:14 PM

Photos From the Anti-Government Protests in Turkey

Protesters light torches in Taksim Square on June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Protesters light torches in Taksim Square on June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The protests began initially over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, one of the last significant green spaces in the center of the city. The heavy-handed viewed response of the police, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government's increasingly authoritarian agenda has broadened the rage of the clashes.

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Protesters gather in Taksim Square on June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Protesters gather in Taksim Square on June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Protesters warmup as they sit on a makeshift barricade near Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office, between Taksim and Besiktason June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Protesters warmup as they sit on a makeshift barricade near Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office, between Taksim and Besiktason June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Protesters light torches in Taksim Square on June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Protesters light torches in Taksim Square on June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A Turkish art group preforms in support of protesters in Taksim Square on June 5, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
A Turkish art group preforms in support of protesters in Taksim Square on June 5, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A protester looks on during clashes with Turkish police near Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office, June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
A protester looks on during clashes with Turkish police near Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office, June 4, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Protesters warm themselves by a fire as morning breaks at the Gezi park in Taksim Squareon June 5, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Protesters warm themselves by a fire as morning breaks at the Gezi park in Taksim Squareon June 5, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A riot policeman detains a demonstrator in Istanbul on June 4, 2013.
A riot policeman detains a demonstrator in Istanbul on June 4, 2013.

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People sit near a poster portraying Turkey's Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan as Hitler in Istanbul on June 5, 2013.
People sit near a poster portraying Turkey's Prime Minister Tayip Erdogan as Hitler in Istanbul on June 5, 2013.

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A woman looks at shattered windows as she walks past the entrance of a building damaged during previous day clashes between protesters and riot police, near the central Kizilay square in Ankara, on June 5, 2013.
A woman looks at shattered windows as she walks past the entrance of a building damaged during previous day clashes between protesters and riot police, near the central Kizilay square in Ankara, on June 5, 2013.

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Istanbul June 3.
Anti-government protesters clash with riot police in Istanbul on June 3, 2013. Turkish Prime Minister TayyipErdoğan accused anti-government protesters on Monday of walking "arm-in-arm with terrorism," remarks that could further inflame public anger after three days of some of the most violent riots in decades.

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Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protests at Taksim Square in central Istanbul May 31, 2013.
Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during protests at Taksim Square on May 31, 2013. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday in the riots, which began with a demonstration to halt construction in a park in an Istanbul square and grew into mass protests against what opponents call Erdoğan's authoritarianism.

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Protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen during a protest against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park on May 31, 2013, in Taksim quarter of Istanbul.
Protesters clash with Turkish riot policemen during a demonstration against the demolition of Taksim Gezi Park on May 31, 2013

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Riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators during an anti-government protest at Taksim square in central Istanbul June 1, 2013.
Riot police use tear gas to disperse protesters during an anti-government demonstration at Taksim square on June 1, 2013

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Protesters carry the Turkish flag and shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration at Gezi Park near Taksim Square in central Istanbul June 3, 2013.
Protesters carry the Turkish flag and shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration at Gezi Park near Taksim Square in central Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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Turkish riot policemen head towards protestors in a street during clashes between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 3, 2013.
Turkish riot policemen head toward protesters in a street during clashes between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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A protestor runs away from tear gas during clashes with Turkish riot policemen between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 3, 2013 during a demonstration against the demolition of the park.
A protester runs away from tear gas during clashes with Turkish riot policemen between in Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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A Turkish riot police officer fires tear gas during clashes with protestors between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 3, 2013.
A Turkish riot police officer fires tear gas during clashes with protesters between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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Anti-government protesters clash with riot police near the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office in Istanbul, June 2, 2013.
Anti-government protesters clash with riot police near Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan's office in Istanbul on June 2, 2013

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A medical team treats a protestor after he was injured by tear gas during clashes with Turkish police near Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office, early morning on June 4, 2013 in Istanbul.
A medical team treats a protester after he was injured by tear gas during clashes with Turkish police near Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's office, early morning on June 4, 2013 in Istanbul

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Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during an anti-government protests at Taksim Square in central Istanbul May 31, 2013.
Riot police use tear gas to disperse the crowd during anti-government protests in Taksim Square in central Istanbul on May 31, 2013

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A protestor flashes a V-sign during the clashes near Taksim in Istanbul on June 3, 2013.
A protester flashes a V-sign during the clashes near Taksim in Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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Demonstrators hold flowers between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 4, 2013 during a demonstration against the demolition of the park.
Protesters hold flowers in Istanbul on June 4, 2013.

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A demonstrator wears a gas mask made out of a plastic water bottle during a protest against Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party in central Ankara June 2, 2013.
A protesterwears a gas mask made out of a plastic water bottle during a demonstration against Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling AK Party in central Ankara on June 2, 2013

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Demonstrators try to extinguish a fire in a container used for construction workers in Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 4, 2013.
Protesters try to extinguish a fire in a container used for construction workers in Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 4, 2013

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Protestors clash with riot police between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul, on June 1, 2013, during a demonstration against the demolition of a park.
Protesters clash with riot police in Istanbul on June 1, 2013

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