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.
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."
Clashes broke out between supporters and opponents of Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday in Karlsruhe, amidst an appearance by the Turkish president. Erdogan's visit came ahead of the Turkish general election in June.
In Turkey, two explosions at separate offices of a pro-Kurdish party have injured several people. The party's predicted success at upcoming elections could have consequences for the ruling administration.