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New York Times: Police storm Park in Istanbul, setting off a night of chaos


ISTANBUL — After 18 days of antigovernment demonstrations that presented a broad rebuke to the country’s leadership, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered the riot police to storm the center of the protest movement in Gezi Park on Saturday evening, setting off a night of chaos in downtown Istanbul. As protesters fled the tear gas and water cannons, the police [...] → Read the full article…