Turkish police evict protesters from a central Istanbul square and park. But clashes continued into the night ahead of a planned rally by Erdogan supporters on Sunday.
In 2013, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Turkey to protest Erdogan’s authoritarian policies. The memory of those days is still present in the current presidential election campaign.
A month before Turkish national and presidential elections, the mood in the opposition brings to mind the atmosphere of the Gezi protests five years ago, and artists, actors and writers keep fighting for change.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned against a war between "cross" and "crescent" after Austria said it would shut down foreign-funded mosques. Vienna said the move was part of an effort to tackle political Islam.
Istanbul university students have been jailed for protesting against Turkish military action in neighboring Syria. Their supporters say the students simply demonstrated constitutionally protected free speech.
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