Clashes between protesters and police continued throughout the night in Turkey – but limited mainly to Ankara and Istanbul.
The deaths of two protesters have been confirmed by officials.
Hundreds gathered in the early hours in Ankara and near the Prime Minister’s office in Istanbul.
Police responded once more with water cannon and tear gas.
“This cannot be acceptable in any part of the world.” said one protestor, I have never seen such a government, police who hate their own people. We are not going to give up. We’ve lasted until now and we will not surrender”.
Public sector workers are due to begin a two-day strike in support the continuing anti-government protests in a number of cities.
The left-wing Kesk trade union confederation, representing around 240,000 workers, accused the government of committing “state terror”.