TURKEY-UNREST-POLITICS

TURKEY-UNREST-POLITICS

Turkish protesters rally on John F. Kennedy street near the US Embassy in Ankara early on June 16, 2013, calling for the governemt to resign. Tens of thousands of Turkish government supporters were expected in Istanbul on June 16, hours after police stormed Gezi park near Taksim square to clear it of opponents of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Riot police used tear gas and water cannon late on June 15 to reclaim Gezi Park from demonstrators occupying what had become the symbolic heart of nationwide anti-government protests. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN

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