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Turkey: Gezi Park Clashes

Turkey: Gezi Park Clashes
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Hundreds of protesters gathered in Istanbul on Saturday to march to Gezi Park. They’ve been protesting against a recently imposed law. It blocks the Turkish Engineers and Architects Union from approving urban planning projects. The law is seen by many as part of a government vendetta.

The union previously brought a lawsuit over plans to develop Gezi Park, prompting the first protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.

The crowd chanted anti-government slogans and screamed: “This is just the beginning. The fight is continuing.”

Police fired tear gas and water cannon when the demonstrators refused to disperse.