Violence flares as Turkey PM cracks down on protests

PHOTO | BULENT KILIC Protestors clash with Turkish riot policemen at Taksim square on June 11, 2013.

What you need to know:

  • The unexpected police intervention in Istanbul's Taksim Square, which began early Tuesday morning, marked the first time officers returned to the area since pulling out more than a week ago
  • The nationwide unrest first erupted after police cracked down heavily on May 31 on a campaign to save Gezi Park from redevelopment
  • Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the police crackdown and called for dialogue

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