Powerful Images Of Anti-Government Protests In Istanbul

Protesters take to the streets to protest against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan amid a growing corruption scandal.

1. Turkish riot police clashed in Istanbul on Friday with anti-government protestors demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, after a scandal erupted over allegations of widespread government corruption.

Murad Sezer / Reuters

3. The protests have been going on for days, but Friday’s police intervention marked a new escalation.

Umit Bektas / Reuters

4. Earlier this week, three ministers tied to Erdogan resigned over corruption allegations. Erdogan has rebuffed calls for his resignation. The investigation is ongoing, and so far has reached deep into high-level political and familial circles.

Umit Bektas / Reuters

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