The government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is maintaining a hardline against protesters, after clearing Gezi Park. The symbol of weeks of protests in Istanbul is empty -- for now.
Police have clashed with protesters in Istanbul angered by government plans to impose curbs on the internet. Separately, Turkey has extended its purge of official bodies in the latest fallout from a corruption scandal.
Hundreds of people have demonstrated in the center of Istanbul in protest of new government controls over the Internet. Police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse the protesters.
Artists at this year's Biennial are turning Istanbul's public spaces into political forums. It's no coincidence. Many pieces address the mass demonstrations and social unrest in Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has accused leaders of the Gulen movement of plotting against him. As Erdogan tries to crack down on the alleged conspiracy, he teams up with his former foes in the military.
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