AP PHOTOS: Police end 2 weeks of Turkey protests

The Associated Press
June 16, 2013
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FILE- In this Saturday, June 15, 2013 file photo, fireworks fired by protesters explode during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul, Turkey. Riot police stormed the park after protesters ignored government appeals and a warning from Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the two-week standoff that has fanned nationwide demonstrations to end. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

The park that was the center of defiance against the rule of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been cleared by riot police after more than two weeks of protests. As thousands of demonstrators try to regroup in Taksim Square, smaller skirmishes between police and protesters have broken out in other parts of Istanbul.

Here's a gallery of images from the past two weeks of protests and pushback in Turkey.

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