Clashes in Turkey

Associated Press
Riot policemen stand on a building overlooking Taksim square, decorated with Turkish flags and a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Riot police fired tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets in day-long clashes that lasted into the early hours Wednesday, battling protesters who have been occupying Istanbul's central Taksim Square and its adjacent Gezi Park in the country's most severe anti-government protests in decades.(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Turkey has been rocked by violent clashes bewteen riot police battling protesters who have been occupying Taksim Square and its adjacent Gezi Park in the country's most severe anti-government protests in decades.

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