The Guardian: Turkish poterstors and police battle for control of Taksim Square

“Teargas and water cannon deployed hours after prime minister demands an end to 10 days of demonstrations.

Turkish riot police using teargas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday night, hours after the prime minister, Tayyip Erdogan, demanded an immediate end to 10 days of demonstrations.

Istanbul’s governor, Huseyin Avni Mutlu, declared on TV that police operations would continue day and night until the square, the focus of protests against Erdogan, was cleared.

Police fired volleys of teargas canisters into a crowd of thousands – people in office wear as well as youths in masks who had fought skirmishes throughout the day – scattering them into side streets and nearby hotels. Water cannon swept across the square. [...]”