Turkey

Turkish Protesters, Police Again Clash as Park is Reopened

The issues haven't gone away

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Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannon at people trying to enter an Istanbul park that was the focus of last month's anti-government protests.

Istanbul's governor earlier reopened Gezi Park, next to Taksim Square, but closed it again after protest leaders called a rally for Monday evening.

On 15 June, police ejected people who had been occupying the park in protest at plans for its redevelopment.