Anti-Erdogan protest in Istanbul turns ugly
Demonstrators in Istanbul clashed with police on Tuesday evening. Protestors came to Istanbul's famous shopping street Istiklal road with the aim of marching to Gezi park to mark the third anniversary of the 2013 Gezi protests. However, they were stopped by police before being able to reach Gezi park. Protests began in Turkey in 2013 as a small environmental sit-in against government plans to raise a central Istanbul park and later turned into nationwide demonstrations against Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's perceived authoritarian style.