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Erdogan Remains Defiant As Istanbul Protest Widens

It began with May Day demonstrations in Taksim Square that were suppressed by the government. A month later, and the protest has spread across Turkey.
Riot police hide behind their shields during clashes with demonstrators during a protest against Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in central Ankara June 1, 2013. Erdogan made a defiant call for an end to the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years on Saturday, as thousands of protesters clashed with riot police in Istanbul and Ankara for a second day.     REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX1088W

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May 2013 will go down in Turkish history as a truly memorable chapter.

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