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Riot Police Retake Istanbul‘s Taksim Square early this morning.  Riot police stormed Taksim Square, the center of recent protests in Istanbul, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at firework-hurling demonstrators, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park.  Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today he had “no more tolerance” for the mass anti-government demonstrations that have engulfed the country and killed three protesters and one police officer.

 

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