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Gezi Park Protests spread all over Turkey

05 June 2013 / All photos: ANP /

More than 2,300 people have been injured and one person killed during four days of fierce clashes between protesters and police in Turkey, according to a doctors' association, as the prime minister blamed 'extremist elements' for the riots. More than 1,480 people have been wounded in clashes in Istanbul, the country's largest city, with some 800 more injured in the capital Ankara and the Aegean city of Izmir. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

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Turkish protestors and riot policemen clash on June 1, 2013

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An injured demonstrator is helped during clashes between riot police and demonstrators in Ankara on June 1, 2013

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An injured demonstrator lays on the ground during clashes between riot police and demonstrators in Ankara on June 1, 2013.

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A woman opens her arms as police use a water cannon to disperse protestors on June 1, 2013

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A bleeding protestor is assisted as demonstrators clash with riot police on June 1, 2013

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Police use a water cannon to disperse protestors outside Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's working office in Besiktas Istanbul, on June 2, 2013

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A protestor uses Facebook on mobile phone to give latestt news about the clashes near Taksim in Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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Turkish riot policemen unload their tear gas during clashes with protestors between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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Turkish riot police officer fires tear gas during clashes with protestors between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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Demonstrators hold a photo of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan comparing him to Adolf Hitler as part of a protest in solidarity of anti-government protests in Istanbul in front of the Turkish Consulate in New York on June 3, 2013

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People put notes about their thoughts on a damaged car after four days of demonstrations against the Turkish government in Istanbul, Turkey, 03 June 2013

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Two men try to put out a fire on a Police car on Taksim square in Istanbul on June 3, 2013

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Volunteer doctors help injured protestors inside a mosque during a clash with Turkish riot police as they try to reach the office of Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan at Besiktas district in Istanbul, Turkey early 03 June 2013.


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A detained demonstrator lays on the ground in Istanbul on June 4, 2013

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A riot policeman detains a demonstrator in Istanbul on June 4, 2013.

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A protester raises a Turkish flag during an anti-government demonstration in Ankara on June 4, 2013

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Demonstrators clash with riot police between Taksim and Besiktas in Istanbul on June 4, 2013

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A riot police water cannon vehicle sprays water to demonstrators during clashes in Istanbul on June 4, 2013

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Police use a water cannon to disperse protestors outside Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's working office in Besiktas Istanbul, on June 2, 2013
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Protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen on the way to Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 5, 2013

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Protestors set up their barricade against Turkish riot policemen during a clash with Turkish riot policemen on the way to Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 5, 2013

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Protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen in front of their barricade on the way to Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 5, 2013

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Demonstrators stand at a roadblock in Istanbul on June 5, 2013.

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Turkish riot police use tear gas to disperse protestors during a rally against government in Ankara, Turkey, 05 June 2013

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Turkish riot police use tear gas and pressured water to disperse protesters during a rally against government in Ankara, Turkey, 05 June 2013.

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Protesters carry stones to build a barricade on a street in Istanbul , Turkey, early 06 June 2013. About 25 Twitter users have been arrested in Turkey on charges of inciting demonstrations and spreading propaganda following days of protests against the government, CNN Turk reported 05 June. Nine of those arrested were detained in the city of Izmir. It remained unclear which comments on the microblogging site prompted the detentions. Turkey has endured protests since 31 May. They started as demonstrations against a planned Istanbul building project, but have since turned into a wider opposition movement against the mildly Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.