Unrest In Turkey -- News Roundup June 12, 2013

Turkey Protests: Clashes Continue Despite PM's Warning -- BBC

Turkish riot police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators who gathered on Taksim Square in Istanbul, after a day of sporadic clashes.

Many protesters moved to nearby Gezi Park, where unrest continued into Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would not show "any more tolerance".

Protests began 13 days ago over the redevelopment of Gezi Park.

They then widened, with demonstrators accusing Mr Erdogan's government of becoming increasingly authoritarian and trying to impose conservative Islamic values on a secular state.

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More News On The Unrest In Turkey

Turkish police and protesters battle for control of Taksim Square -- The Guardian
Turkey police renew sweep in Istanbul's Taksim Square, clash with protesters -- CBS/AP
Skirmishes in Turkey after police storm Istanbul square -- Reuters
Tear gas, fire, stun grenades: Chaos in Istanbul as police, protesters clash -- CNN
Violence flares as Turkey PM cracks down on protests -- AFP
Barricades crushed by police in Istanbul square -- FOX News
Turkish Police Push Into Square Near Park Protest -- New York Times
Protesters regain control of Taksim Square, refuse to back down -- ABC News (Australia)

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