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Police detain a protester as Turkish riot police spray water cannon at demonstrators who remained defiant after authorities evicted activists from an Istanbul park, making clear they are taking a hardline stand against attempts to rekindle protests that have shaken the country, near city's main Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 16, 2013.( AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Clashes in Turkey

Turkey has been rocked by violent clashes bewteen riot police battling protesters who have been occupying Taksim Square and

its adjacent Gezi Park in the country's most severe anti-government

protests in decades.