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Photo: Smoking barrier

14 June 2013


Smoking barrier: the Greek Orthodox Church of Hagia Triada is framed by a burning barricade during clashes in Taksim Square, Istanbul, on Tuesday. Hundreds of protesters clashed with riot police, who fired water cannons and tear gas. The protesters have accused the Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of becoming increasingly authoritarian, and attempting to impose Islamic values on a secular state. Mr Erdogan has said that the protesters are seeking to harm Turkey.

Angela Tilby, Comment

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