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New York Times: Turkish Protesters Defy May Day Ban; Dozens Detained


Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Istanbul on Thursday in May Day rallies, confronting riot police officers to protest a government mired in a corruption scandal and accused of imposing a creeping authoritarianism in Turkey. The police fired tear gas, used water cannons and shut down main streets to disperse hundreds of protesters seeking to challenge a government [...] → Read the full article…