Taksim Gezi park

A Turkish art group preforms in support of protestors at Taksim Square onJune 5, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The protests began initially over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, one of the last significant green spaces in the center of the city. The heavy-handed viewed response of the police, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government's increasingly authoritarian agenda has broadened the rage of the clashes.

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A Turkish art group preforms in support of protesters at Taksim Square on Wednesday in Istanbul. The protests began initially over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, one of the last significant green spaces in the centre of the city. The heavy-handed viewed response of the police, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government’s increasingly authoritarian agenda has broadened the rage of the clashes.

Turkish youths relax in Taksim Gezi park...Turkish youths relax in Taksim Gezi park in Istanbul on June 3, 2013 after days of protests against the demolition of the park. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 3 rejected talk of a "Turkish Spring", facing down the sharpest protests in his decade-long rule as fresh clashes erupted between police and demonstrators in Ankara. Taksim Square, where the protests first erupted, was relatively quiet early on June 3 as people started the first workday since tensions boiled over on May 31.  AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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Turkish youths relax in Gezi Park in Istanbul on Monday after five days of protests against the demolition of the park.