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.
Turkish Prime MInister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned of a crackdown if protesters defy a ban against marching on Istanbul's Taksim Square. Demonstrations are planned to mark the first anniversary of the protests.
The trial of more than two dozen anti-government activists accused of organizing last year's Gezi protests has begun in Istanbul. The defendants face up to 29 years in prison if convicted.
Turkish police have used tear gas against protesters in Istanbul and Ankara. The demonstrators were marking the first anniversary of a protest that began a series of anti-government demonstrations last year.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially declared that he will run for president in an August election. The long-expected announcement was made in front of thousands of his cheering supporters.
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