2. Police fired plastic bullets with white powder and used water canons to disperse crowds around Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square, according to CNN.
These are rubber bullets used by turkish police on protests at #Taksim Square. #Istanbul
3. The protests have been going on for days, but Friday’s police intervention marked a new escalation.
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.
5. This summer, Erdogan oversaw a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in Istanbul’s Gezi Park. As then, demonstrators in the latest round of protests have circulated powerful images of protest on social media.
Revolution in progress #istanbul #taksim
PHOTO: #Istanbul police use teargas, water cannons on Istiklal Avenue to curb protest http://t.co/VlNt3pX461
RT @ngc2363: “@AlevKasif: #Istanbul Taksim! Tonight! Fireworks reveal the dark! “
We have to get the last word! #Turkey #Taksim
Î£Ï„ÏÎ¬Ï„Î¿Ï‚ ÎœÏ‰ÏÎ±ÎÏ„Î·Ï‚ ï£¿
Nutcracker special. #Istanbul, #Turkey
#Istanbul PHOTO: Barricades were set on the streets of #Cihangir, earlier tonight: http://t.co/OgVNzVOHHT
LIVE: Revolution is happening in streets of #Istanbul, demanding the corrupt government to resign! #Taksim
- At least 38 people are dead and more than 160 hurt after explosions outside a stadium in Turkey, the country's interior minister said.
- Trump will reportedly pick ExxonMobil's CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state. He has a long history of oil deals with Russia.
- Gen. David Petraeus helped block the autopsy of an Afghan man who died mysteriously in US custody, emails show.
- "Saturday Night Live" revealed Donald Trump's newest pick to lead the Drug Enforcement Agency: Walter White.