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Turkey Protests Live Blog

Demonstrations at Taksim Square in Istanbul started after trees were torn up to make way for the redevelopment of Gezi Park, with plans including the reconstruction of a former Ottoman army barracks.

Amid allegations of Turkey's police forces using excessive force in the early stages of the protests, the demonstrations have taken on a largely peaceful feel, punctuated by clashes between the two sides.

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