Protests in Turkey Timeline

Protests in Turkey Timeline

May 31: Police clash with protesters in Taksim Square
June 1:  Taksim protests grow, demonstrations spread across the country
June 3:  Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames extremists for violence in protests
June 5:  Demonstrators occupying Taksim Square call for resignation of Erdogan
June 7:  Erdogan returns from overseas, protests for and against him swell
June 11: Protests escalate, riot police push into Taksim Square, firing water cannons and tear gas
June 13: Erdogan gives protesters 24 hours to leave Taksim Square, meets with some protesters
June 14: Protesters say Erdogan pledged to hold off on redeveloping Gezi Park until court rules on the project
June 15: Riot police storm Gezi Park to evict protesters
June 16: Erdogan tells massive rally it was his duty to evict protesters from the park

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