An aerial view of Taksim Square from the Ataturk Cultural Center on June 2, 2013. Protests began as a fight to save Gezi Park in central Istanbul. After the small peaceful protest was overrun by the police force- violently using tear gas and pepper spray, thousands came out in support as well as to protest the AKP Government and its leader Tayyip Erdogan who has been in power for 10 years and has made no secret that he wants to continue.
 After recovering the square, protesters demonstrate peacefully only to be later dispersed by volleys of tear-gas and charging police on June 11, 2013
 Students prepare a solution of water and milk as an a deterrent for the sting of tear gas off of Istiklal Cadessi on  June 1, 2013
 As clashes turn violent, demonstrators run from the police. 
As the police attempt to clear Taksim square, violence breaks out on June 11, 2013.
 On one of the first days of the protest June 1 2013, demonstrators throw rocks and molotov cocktails at the police on the busy shopping street known as Istiklal Cadessi, in Istanbul Turkey.
 As the police take back Taksim square from the protesters, tear gas canisters originally thrown at the protesters are returned to the police on June 11, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
 Fans merge in Taksim square, lighting flares and fireworks on June 8, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of football fans from the three major Istanbul teams march on Taksim's Gezi Park to protest the AKP party and its head Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 10 days of protests have been marred with violence but recently the park has been peaceful.
 Peaceful protesters confront the police on June 22nd, 2013 in Istanbul Turkey. What started as a march to honor the three protesters and one police officer that died in the recent uprising turned into street clashes after the Istanbul Police water cannoned those throwing flowers in Taksim Square.
 Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue early on the morning of June 2nd 2013. Protests began as a fight to save Gezi Park in central Istanbul.
 Protesters run away from volleys of tear gas as police members finish clearing Gezi Park on Saturday June 15th, 2013.
 More than 100,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) meet on Sunday June 16th in Istanbul, Turkey to counter the protests in Taksim and Gezi Park. At the rally PM Erdogan made statements to the crowd about the protesters and how the assembled crowd was the true Turkey. As he spoke, riots continued some 10km away as Turkey enters its 19th day of nation-wide protest.
 Police begin to clear Taksim's Gezi park of protesters.
 A man is carried into a makeshift clinic with head wounds on June 2, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Opposition groups fight in the Dolmabache area of the city where the Prime Ministers office is.
 As the police attempt to clear Taksim square, violence breaks out on June 11th, 2013. After hours of tear gassing and TOMA tanks (armored vehicles that spray a mix of water and tear gas) the protestors managed to momentarily re-take the square till the evening when the police overtook them .
 Two demonstrators recover from being tear gassed off of Taksim Square. Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue into the night.
 An exhausted boy falls asleep sitting up as protests in Istanbul continue on June 3, 2013 in Taksim Square. Istanbul, Turkey.
 Demonstrators sleeping in Taksim Square on the morning of June 3, 2013, Istanbul Turkey.
 Men walk towards a burning car to put it out. Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue early on the morning of June 2nd 2013.
 Girls huddle together in what used to be a cafe, which is now used as a headquarters for the resistance on the morning of June 3, 2013.
 A boy holds up a portrait of former leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Taksim Square,  where yesterdays clashes occurred, June 2, 2013.
 Young men lean out of building chanting against the government on Istikal Cadessi, where yesterdays violent clashes occurred. June 2, 2013.
 Police rest between demolishing barricades built by the protestors on the morning of June 11, 2013.
After hours of tear gassing and TOMA tanks (armored vehicles that spray a mix of water and tear gas) the protestors managed to momentarily re-take the square till the evening when the police overtook them.
 Prime Minister Erdogan and his wife Emine as they leave the airport. AKP Supporters at Ataturk International Airport come out by the thousands to support Prime Minister Erdogan on his return from Tunisia. In a speech thanking his supporters he pledged to not back down from the protesters and continue the construction in Gezi Park.
 A man walks buy flags picturing the face of Ataturk, the founder of Modern Day Turkey on June 6, 2013.
 A couple in Taksim Square, where yesterdays violent clashes occurred. In Istanbul, Turkey June 2, 2013.
 A man walks up a street adjacent to Taksim square in front of anti-government graffiti, where protesters have camped out for weeks. June 6, 2013.
 A woman waves a party flag by the Marmara Sea. More than 100,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) meet on Sunday June 16th in Istanbul, Turkey to counter the protests in Taksim and Gezi Park. As he spoke, riots continued some 10km away as Turkey enters its 19th day of nation-wide protest.
 An aerial view of Taksim Square from the Ataturk Cultural Center on June 2, 2013. Protests began as a fight to save Gezi Park in central Istanbul. After the small peaceful protest was overrun by the police force- violently using tear gas and pepper spray, thousands came out in support as well as to protest the AKP Government and its leader Tayyip Erdogan who has been in power for 10 years and has made no secret that he wants to continue.

An aerial view of Taksim Square from the Ataturk Cultural Center on June 2, 2013. Protests began as a fight to save Gezi Park in central Istanbul. After the small peaceful protest was overrun by the police force- violently using tear gas and pepper spray, thousands came out in support as well as to protest the AKP Government and its leader Tayyip Erdogan who has been in power for 10 years and has made no secret that he wants to continue.

 After recovering the square, protesters demonstrate peacefully only to be later dispersed by volleys of tear-gas and charging police on June 11, 2013

After recovering the square, protesters demonstrate peacefully only to be later dispersed by volleys of tear-gas and charging police on June 11, 2013

 Students prepare a solution of water and milk as an a deterrent for the sting of tear gas off of Istiklal Cadessi on  June 1, 2013

Students prepare a solution of water and milk as an a deterrent for the sting of tear gas off of Istiklal Cadessi on June 1, 2013

 As clashes turn violent, demonstrators run from the police. 
As the police attempt to clear Taksim square, violence breaks out on June 11, 2013.

As clashes turn violent, demonstrators run from the police. As the police attempt to clear Taksim square, violence breaks out on June 11, 2013.

 On one of the first days of the protest June 1 2013, demonstrators throw rocks and molotov cocktails at the police on the busy shopping street known as Istiklal Cadessi, in Istanbul Turkey.

On one of the first days of the protest June 1 2013, demonstrators throw rocks and molotov cocktails at the police on the busy shopping street known as Istiklal Cadessi, in Istanbul Turkey.

 As the police take back Taksim square from the protesters, tear gas canisters originally thrown at the protesters are returned to the police on June 11, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

As the police take back Taksim square from the protesters, tear gas canisters originally thrown at the protesters are returned to the police on June 11, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

 Fans merge in Taksim square, lighting flares and fireworks on June 8, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of football fans from the three major Istanbul teams march on Taksim's Gezi Park to protest the AKP party and its head Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 10 days of protests have been marred with violence but recently the park has been peaceful.

Fans merge in Taksim square, lighting flares and fireworks on June 8, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of football fans from the three major Istanbul teams march on Taksim's Gezi Park to protest the AKP party and its head Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 10 days of protests have been marred with violence but recently the park has been peaceful.

 Peaceful protesters confront the police on June 22nd, 2013 in Istanbul Turkey. What started as a march to honor the three protesters and one police officer that died in the recent uprising turned into street clashes after the Istanbul Police water cannoned those throwing flowers in Taksim Square.

Peaceful protesters confront the police on June 22nd, 2013 in Istanbul Turkey. What started as a march to honor the three protesters and one police officer that died in the recent uprising turned into street clashes after the Istanbul Police water cannoned those throwing flowers in Taksim Square.

 Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue early on the morning of June 2nd 2013. Protests began as a fight to save Gezi Park in central Istanbul.

Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue early on the morning of June 2nd 2013. Protests began as a fight to save Gezi Park in central Istanbul.

 Protesters run away from volleys of tear gas as police members finish clearing Gezi Park on Saturday June 15th, 2013.

Protesters run away from volleys of tear gas as police members finish clearing Gezi Park on Saturday June 15th, 2013.

 More than 100,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) meet on Sunday June 16th in Istanbul, Turkey to counter the protests in Taksim and Gezi Park. At the rally PM Erdogan made statements to the crowd about the protesters and how the assembled crowd was the true Turkey. As he spoke, riots continued some 10km away as Turkey enters its 19th day of nation-wide protest.

More than 100,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) meet on Sunday June 16th in Istanbul, Turkey to counter the protests in Taksim and Gezi Park. At the rally PM Erdogan made statements to the crowd about the protesters and how the assembled crowd was the true Turkey. As he spoke, riots continued some 10km away as Turkey enters its 19th day of nation-wide protest.

 Police begin to clear Taksim's Gezi park of protesters.

Police begin to clear Taksim's Gezi park of protesters.

 A man is carried into a makeshift clinic with head wounds on June 2, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Opposition groups fight in the Dolmabache area of the city where the Prime Ministers office is.

A man is carried into a makeshift clinic with head wounds on June 2, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Opposition groups fight in the Dolmabache area of the city where the Prime Ministers office is.

 As the police attempt to clear Taksim square, violence breaks out on June 11th, 2013. After hours of tear gassing and TOMA tanks (armored vehicles that spray a mix of water and tear gas) the protestors managed to momentarily re-take the square till the evening when the police overtook them .

As the police attempt to clear Taksim square, violence breaks out on June 11th, 2013. After hours of tear gassing and TOMA tanks (armored vehicles that spray a mix of water and tear gas) the protestors managed to momentarily re-take the square till the evening when the police overtook them .

 Two demonstrators recover from being tear gassed off of Taksim Square. Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue into the night.

Two demonstrators recover from being tear gassed off of Taksim Square. Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue into the night.

 An exhausted boy falls asleep sitting up as protests in Istanbul continue on June 3, 2013 in Taksim Square. Istanbul, Turkey.

An exhausted boy falls asleep sitting up as protests in Istanbul continue on June 3, 2013 in Taksim Square. Istanbul, Turkey.

 Demonstrators sleeping in Taksim Square on the morning of June 3, 2013, Istanbul Turkey.

Demonstrators sleeping in Taksim Square on the morning of June 3, 2013, Istanbul Turkey.

 Men walk towards a burning car to put it out. Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue early on the morning of June 2nd 2013.

Men walk towards a burning car to put it out. Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue early on the morning of June 2nd 2013.

 Girls huddle together in what used to be a cafe, which is now used as a headquarters for the resistance on the morning of June 3, 2013.

Girls huddle together in what used to be a cafe, which is now used as a headquarters for the resistance on the morning of June 3, 2013.

 A boy holds up a portrait of former leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Taksim Square,  where yesterdays clashes occurred, June 2, 2013.

A boy holds up a portrait of former leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Taksim Square, where yesterdays clashes occurred, June 2, 2013.

 Young men lean out of building chanting against the government on Istikal Cadessi, where yesterdays violent clashes occurred. June 2, 2013.

Young men lean out of building chanting against the government on Istikal Cadessi, where yesterdays violent clashes occurred. June 2, 2013.

 Police rest between demolishing barricades built by the protestors on the morning of June 11, 2013.
After hours of tear gassing and TOMA tanks (armored vehicles that spray a mix of water and tear gas) the protestors managed to momentarily re-take the square till the evening when the police overtook them.

Police rest between demolishing barricades built by the protestors on the morning of June 11, 2013. After hours of tear gassing and TOMA tanks (armored vehicles that spray a mix of water and tear gas) the protestors managed to momentarily re-take the square till the evening when the police overtook them.

 Prime Minister Erdogan and his wife Emine as they leave the airport. AKP Supporters at Ataturk International Airport come out by the thousands to support Prime Minister Erdogan on his return from Tunisia. In a speech thanking his supporters he pledged to not back down from the protesters and continue the construction in Gezi Park.

Prime Minister Erdogan and his wife Emine as they leave the airport. AKP Supporters at Ataturk International Airport come out by the thousands to support Prime Minister Erdogan on his return from Tunisia. In a speech thanking his supporters he pledged to not back down from the protesters and continue the construction in Gezi Park.

 A man walks buy flags picturing the face of Ataturk, the founder of Modern Day Turkey on June 6, 2013.

A man walks buy flags picturing the face of Ataturk, the founder of Modern Day Turkey on June 6, 2013.

 A couple in Taksim Square, where yesterdays violent clashes occurred. In Istanbul, Turkey June 2, 2013.

A couple in Taksim Square, where yesterdays violent clashes occurred. In Istanbul, Turkey June 2, 2013.

 A man walks up a street adjacent to Taksim square in front of anti-government graffiti, where protesters have camped out for weeks. June 6, 2013.

A man walks up a street adjacent to Taksim square in front of anti-government graffiti, where protesters have camped out for weeks. June 6, 2013.

 A woman waves a party flag by the Marmara Sea. More than 100,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) meet on Sunday June 16th in Istanbul, Turkey to counter the protests in Taksim and Gezi Park. As he spoke, riots continued some 10km away as Turkey enters its 19th day of nation-wide protest.

A woman waves a party flag by the Marmara Sea. More than 100,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) meet on Sunday June 16th in Istanbul, Turkey to counter the protests in Taksim and Gezi Park. As he spoke, riots continued some 10km away as Turkey enters its 19th day of nation-wide protest.

An aerial view of Taksim Square from the Ataturk Cultural Center on June 2, 2013. Protests began as a fight to save Gezi Park in central Istanbul. After the small peaceful protest was overrun by the police force- violently using tear gas and pepper spray, thousands came out in support as well as to protest the AKP Government and its leader Tayyip Erdogan who has been in power for 10 years and has made no secret that he wants to continue.

After recovering the square, protesters demonstrate peacefully only to be later dispersed by volleys of tear-gas and charging police on June 11, 2013

Students prepare a solution of water and milk as an a deterrent for the sting of tear gas off of Istiklal Cadessi on June 1, 2013

As clashes turn violent, demonstrators run from the police. As the police attempt to clear Taksim square, violence breaks out on June 11, 2013.

On one of the first days of the protest June 1 2013, demonstrators throw rocks and molotov cocktails at the police on the busy shopping street known as Istiklal Cadessi, in Istanbul Turkey.

As the police take back Taksim square from the protesters, tear gas canisters originally thrown at the protesters are returned to the police on June 11, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Fans merge in Taksim square, lighting flares and fireworks on June 8, 2013. Hundreds of thousands of football fans from the three major Istanbul teams march on Taksim's Gezi Park to protest the AKP party and its head Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 10 days of protests have been marred with violence but recently the park has been peaceful.

Peaceful protesters confront the police on June 22nd, 2013 in Istanbul Turkey. What started as a march to honor the three protesters and one police officer that died in the recent uprising turned into street clashes after the Istanbul Police water cannoned those throwing flowers in Taksim Square.

Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue early on the morning of June 2nd 2013. Protests began as a fight to save Gezi Park in central Istanbul.

Protesters run away from volleys of tear gas as police members finish clearing Gezi Park on Saturday June 15th, 2013.

More than 100,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) meet on Sunday June 16th in Istanbul, Turkey to counter the protests in Taksim and Gezi Park. At the rally PM Erdogan made statements to the crowd about the protesters and how the assembled crowd was the true Turkey. As he spoke, riots continued some 10km away as Turkey enters its 19th day of nation-wide protest.

Police begin to clear Taksim's Gezi park of protesters.

A man is carried into a makeshift clinic with head wounds on June 2, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. Opposition groups fight in the Dolmabache area of the city where the Prime Ministers office is.

As the police attempt to clear Taksim square, violence breaks out on June 11th, 2013. After hours of tear gassing and TOMA tanks (armored vehicles that spray a mix of water and tear gas) the protestors managed to momentarily re-take the square till the evening when the police overtook them .

Two demonstrators recover from being tear gassed off of Taksim Square. Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue into the night.

An exhausted boy falls asleep sitting up as protests in Istanbul continue on June 3, 2013 in Taksim Square. Istanbul, Turkey.

Demonstrators sleeping in Taksim Square on the morning of June 3, 2013, Istanbul Turkey.

Men walk towards a burning car to put it out. Protests in Istanbul, Turkey continue early on the morning of June 2nd 2013.

Girls huddle together in what used to be a cafe, which is now used as a headquarters for the resistance on the morning of June 3, 2013.

A boy holds up a portrait of former leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Taksim Square, where yesterdays clashes occurred, June 2, 2013.

Young men lean out of building chanting against the government on Istikal Cadessi, where yesterdays violent clashes occurred. June 2, 2013.

Police rest between demolishing barricades built by the protestors on the morning of June 11, 2013. After hours of tear gassing and TOMA tanks (armored vehicles that spray a mix of water and tear gas) the protestors managed to momentarily re-take the square till the evening when the police overtook them.

Prime Minister Erdogan and his wife Emine as they leave the airport. AKP Supporters at Ataturk International Airport come out by the thousands to support Prime Minister Erdogan on his return from Tunisia. In a speech thanking his supporters he pledged to not back down from the protesters and continue the construction in Gezi Park.

A man walks buy flags picturing the face of Ataturk, the founder of Modern Day Turkey on June 6, 2013.

A couple in Taksim Square, where yesterdays violent clashes occurred. In Istanbul, Turkey June 2, 2013.

A man walks up a street adjacent to Taksim square in front of anti-government graffiti, where protesters have camped out for weeks. June 6, 2013.

A woman waves a party flag by the Marmara Sea. More than 100,000 supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) meet on Sunday June 16th in Istanbul, Turkey to counter the protests in Taksim and Gezi Park. As he spoke, riots continued some 10km away as Turkey enters its 19th day of nation-wide protest.

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