Police have stormed Taksim Square to drive out protesters.
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.
Turkey imposed a state of emergency following a failed coup in 2016. Two years later, the measure has finally been lifted, but critics say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan still has the power to silence his opponents.
Turkey's new presidential system will officially enter into force on Monday. That will give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan powers that no democratically elected leader of Turkey has ever had.
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.
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