Police clash with protesters in renewed protests in Istanbul

Posted on July 6, 2013 • Filed under: Civil Unrest, Mediterranean, Tourist Warning

According to the BBC, Turkish riot police have been using tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters trying to enter a park cordoned off by police in Istanbul. Thousands have converged on Gezi Park, near the city’s Taksim Square – which was a focus of unrest last month. Protests against plans to redevelop the park grew into nationwide rallies against PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Read article

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