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The New York Times: Peaceful protest over Istanbul park turns violent as police crack down

Tolga Bozoglu/European Pressphoto Agency

ISTANBUL — Police officers attacked a group of peaceful demonstrators on Friday in Istanbul’s Taksim Square with water cannons and tear gas, sending scores of people, protesters and tourists alike, scurrying into shops and luxury hotels and turning the center of this city into a battle zone at the height of tourist season. The police action was the latest violent [...] → Read the full article…