Sunday, June 2, 2013

Latest stories Turkey Protests Rage On: 1,700 Arrested

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in central Istanbul for a third day of protests against Turkey's Islamist-rooted government.

After a few hours of calm earlier in the day, Taksim Square, the focal point of the protests, began to fill up again with protesters waving flags, chanting anti-government slogans and calling on the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to step down.

"They call me a dictator," he said in a speech on Sunday, a day after he called for an immediate end to the protests.