Turkish police closed Gezi Park on May 31 in anticipation of anniversary riots commemorating the 2013 anti-government protests which left six dead. According to reports, Prime Minister Erdogan issued

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Turkish police closed Gezi Park on May 31 in anticipation of anniversary riots commemorating the 2013 anti-government protests which left six dead. According to reports, Prime Minister Erdogan issued a statement maintaining that police would do anything “necessary from A to Z” when referring to anticipated protests.

The footage shows protesters fleeing Istiklal street in Istanbul as tear gas envelops them. Credit: Instagram/anormal1i

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Sat, May 31, 2014 1:20 PM EDT