Erdogan: I'm a Humble Servant, Not a Dictator; More Than 1700 Arrested in Anti-Government Protesters

Taksim Park in Istanbul remains occupied by demonstrators and protests continue in Ankara as well


Turkish police have fired tear gas at protesters in Ankara while thousands of people occupied Istanbul's main Taksim Square on a third day of mass demonstrations against Turkey's Islamist-rooted government.

Interior Minister Muammer Guler on Sunday said more than 1700 people had been arrested in the unrest that has spread to 67 cities nationwide, though most have since been released.