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Sunday, June 2, 2013

What's behind the street battles in Turkey

Turkish protesters clash with riot police over the weekend near the former Ottoman palace, Dolmabahce, where Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan maintains an office in Istanbul. Demonstrators also took to the streets of Ankara, the capital, and several other cities and were met with tear gas from the police.