Turkey Protests

Jun 17, 2013, 13:35 PM IST
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A protester holding a Turkish flag is thrown off his feat by a stream of water from a police water canon during clashes in Taksim square in Istanbul.

A protester holding a Turkish flag is thrown off his feat by a stream of water from a police water canon during clashes in Taksim square in Istanbul.

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A riot policeman launches a tear gas canister during clashes in Taksim square in Istanbul.

A riot policeman launches a tear gas canister during clashes in Taksim square in Istanbul.

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A protester reacts after being detained by police during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul.

A protester reacts after being detained by police during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul.

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Police throw tear gas at protesters during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul.

Police throw tear gas at protesters during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul.

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A man makes a heart shaped sign to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine to show support after his arrival in Ankara.

A man makes a heart shaped sign to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine to show support after his arrival in Ankara.

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Turkish protesters wave national flags with portraits of Turkey`s founder Kemal Ataturk as they take part in an anti-government rally in Ankara.

Turkish protesters wave national flags with portraits of Turkey`s founder Kemal Ataturk as they take part in an anti-government rally in Ankara.

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People join Gorkem Turan, not seen, who is playing guitar as he sings with Turkish protesters in Kugulu Park in Turkish capital, Ankara.

People join Gorkem Turan, not seen, who is playing guitar as he sings with Turkish protesters in Kugulu Park in Turkish capital, Ankara.

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A protester throws a petrol bomb towards riot policemen during clashes in Taksim Square in Istanbul.

A protester throws a petrol bomb towards riot policemen during clashes in Taksim Square in Istanbul.

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A petrol bomb explodes on a police water cannon truck during clashes in Taksim Square in Istanbul.

A petrol bomb explodes on a police water cannon truck during clashes in Taksim Square in Istanbul.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and party members throw carnations toward supporters during a party rally outside Ankara.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, and party members throw carnations toward supporters during a party rally outside Ankara.

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Turkish protesters hold a massive rally on John F. Kennedy street near the US Embassy, in Ankara.

Turkish protesters hold a massive rally on John F. Kennedy street near the US Embassy, in Ankara.

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A Turkish protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask while demonstrating with others on John F. Kennedy street near the US Embassy, in Ankara.

A Turkish protester wears a Guy Fawkes mask while demonstrating with others on John F. Kennedy street near the US Embassy, in Ankara.

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Turkish riot police spray water cannon at demonstrators who remained defiant after authorities evicted activists from an Istanbul park, making clear they are taking a hardline against attempts to rekindle protests that have shaken the country, in city`s main Kizilay Square in Ankara.

Turkish riot police spray water cannon at demonstrators who remained defiant after authorities evicted activists from an Istanbul park, making clear they are taking a hardline against attempts to rekindle protests that have shaken the country, in city`s main Kizilay Square in Ankara.

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A protester throws a stone toward police as Turkish riot police spray water cannon at demonstrators who remained defiant after authorities evicted activists from an Istanbul park, making clear they are taking a hardline against attempts to rekindle protests that have shaken the country, in city`s main Kizilay Square.

A protester throws a stone toward police as Turkish riot police spray water cannon at demonstrators who remained defiant after authorities evicted activists from an Istanbul park, making clear they are taking a hardline against attempts to rekindle protests that have shaken the country, in city`s main Kizilay Square.

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People help an injured man as Turkish riot police spray water cannon at demonstrators who remained defiant after authorities evicted activists from an Istanbul park, making clear they are taking a hardline against attempts to rekindle protests that have shaken the country, in city`s main Kizilay Square.

People help an injured man as Turkish riot police spray water cannon at demonstrators who remained defiant after authorities evicted activists from an Istanbul park, making clear they are taking a hardline against attempts to rekindle protests that have shaken the country, in city`s main Kizilay Square.

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People light candles for the victims of the protests at Taksim square, in Istanbul.

People light candles for the victims of the protests at Taksim square, in Istanbul.

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Protesters demonstrate near the US embassy on John F. Kennedy Street in Ankara, Turkey.

Protesters demonstrate near the US embassy on John F. Kennedy Street in Ankara, Turkey.

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Riot police stand by near a rally by the labor unions in Ankara.

Riot police stand by near a rally by the labor unions in Ankara.

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People shout anti-government slogans during a rally by the labor unions in Istanbul, Turkey.

People shout anti-government slogans during a rally by the labor unions in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Riot police use water cannons to chase people during a rally by the labor unions in Istanbul, Turkey.

Riot police use water cannons to chase people during a rally by the labor unions in Istanbul, Turkey.

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A woman shouts anti-government slogans during a rally by the labor unions in Ankara, Turkey.

A woman shouts anti-government slogans during a rally by the labor unions in Ankara, Turkey.

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A young woman stands in a silent protest at Taksim Square in, Istanbul.

A young woman stands in a silent protest at Taksim Square in, Istanbul.

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Turks stand in a silent protest in Kugulu Park in Ankara.

Turks stand in a silent protest in Kugulu Park in Ankara.

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People stand in a silent protest in Guven Park in Ankara. After weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent.

People stand in a silent protest in Guven Park in Ankara. After weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent.

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Turks, some of them holding national flags with images of Turkey`s founder Kemal Ataturk, stand in a silent protest in Kugulu Park in Ankara. After weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent.

Turks, some of them holding national flags with images of Turkey`s founder Kemal Ataturk, stand in a silent protest in Kugulu Park in Ankara. After weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent.

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Young Turks stand in a silent protest in Kugulu Park in Ankara.

Young Turks stand in a silent protest in Kugulu Park in Ankara.

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Man is helped down after he chained himself to the monument of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey during his protest at Taksim Square in, Istanbul.

Man is helped down after he chained himself to the monument of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey during his protest at Taksim Square in, Istanbul.

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Young Turks read as they stand in a silent protest in Kugulu Park in Ankara. After weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance, standing still and silent.

Young Turks read as they stand in a silent protest in Kugulu Park in Ankara. After weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance, standing still and silent.

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Turkish protesters gather for a protest and a forum at the main Kizilay Square in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkish protesters gather for a protest and a forum at the main Kizilay Square in Ankara, Turkey.

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Turkish protesters walk in Kugulu Park in Ankara, Turkey. After weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent and forums.

Turkish protesters walk in Kugulu Park in Ankara, Turkey. After weeks of sometimes-violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent and forums.

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his Islamic-rooted party in parliament in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his Islamic-rooted party in parliament in Ankara, Turkey.

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Turkish protesters seen flanked by flags in Kugulu Park in Ankara, Turkey.

Turkish protesters seen flanked by flags in Kugulu Park in Ankara, Turkey.

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