Turkey riots continue in Istanbul

Turkey riots continue in Istanbul

Riots have continued in Istanbul’s central square, as thousands rally to protest against the Islamic-rooted Turkish government.

Riot police have been forced to fire tear gas and water cannons into the crowd in Taksim Square, and authorities say police will not leave until the demonstrations have cleared.

Turkish Prime Minister Recip Tayyip Erdogan has warned he will show no more tolerance to the protests, which have now been underway for nearly two weeks.

He says four people have been killed in the violence, so far while more than 50 have been injured.

The demonstrators are accusing Mr Erdogan of overreaching his authority after 10 years in power and three election victories.

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