Anti-government protesters in Turkey are defiant despite the police sweeping through a camp in Istanbul. They're vowing to keep up the pressure on Prime Minister Erdogan, who has largely dismisssed their demands.
Protests in favor of preservation of Istanbul's Gezi Park snowballed into a movement of resistance against Prime Minister Erdogan in 2013. The "spirit of Gezi" could play a key role in Turkey's parliamentary elections.
A judge has dismissed the case against more than a dozen activists involved in Turkey's 2013 anti-government demonstrations. The accused were leaders of Taksim Solidarity, originally an environmental group.
Istanbul is under a security lockdown in anticipation of Labor Day protests. The police have blocked off roads into the city centre and public transport has been closed "to maintain the peace."
Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party will have its work cut out forming a new government after losing its parliamentary majority in elections. Failure to find a coalition partner could mean early elections.