Governor 'will not allow Taksim Square protests'

The Governor of Istanbul has said he will not allow planned protests in Taksim Square today.

Protesters flee as tear gas fills the square in protests earlier this week.
Protesters flee as tear gas fills the square in protests earlier this week. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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Police crackdown in Turkey

Turkish police have launched a crackdown on anti-government protesters in Istanbul after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the demonstrators to evacuate in a speech at a rally in the capital Ankara.