Protests In Turkey Turn Violent


A protestor holds a Turkish flag with a portrait of the founder of... News Photo2013 Protests in Turkey,AKP,Ankara,Asia,Demonstration,Domination,Environmental Issues,Flag,Founder,Holding,Horizontal,Istanbul,Modern,Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,Participant,Politics,Portrait,Prime Minister,ProtestorPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA protestor holds a Turkish flag with a portrait of the founder of modern Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as he takes part in a demonstration in support of protests in Istanbul and against the Turkish Prime Minister and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), in Ankara, on June 1, 2013. Turkish police on June 1 began pulling out of Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square, after a second day of violent clashes between protesters and police over a controversial development project. Thousands of demonstrators flooded the site as police lifted the barricades around the park and began withdrawing from the square. What started as an outcry against a local development project has snowballed into widespread anger against what critics say is the government's increasingly conservative and authoritarian agenda. AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)