Police in Istanbul used tear gas and water cannon to disperse crowds protesting a raid on the country's most popular newspaper. Turkish authorities seized the offices of the Zaman paper hours after a court placed it under the management of trustees.
Organizers of a gay pride parade in Istanbul had said they would go ahead with a march despite a ban. But using tear gas and rubber bullets, police prevented large numbers of people from gathering together.
Turkish police have raided the premises of opposition newspaper "Zaman," using tear gas and water cannon to break up a protest rally. Court-appointed managers were then escorted into the building.
Turkish police have fired tear gas on protesters outside the offices of opposition paper "Zaman" a day after authorities took control of the publication. The takeover prompted an outcry from rights groups.
Demonstrators had attempted to defy a government ban on holding events in the symbolic square. The confrontation occurred shortly after a new round of internationally-criticized sackings among the Turkish civil service.
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