AP photos: Police end 2 weeks of Turkey protests

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, June 16 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this Saturday, June 15, 2013, file photo, a protestor covers his face as police throw tear gas as they try to evacuate the Gezi Park in Istanbul. Riot police fired water cannons and tear gas as they drove protesters out of Istanbul's Taksim Square and neighboring Gezi Park on Saturday.

Thanassis Stavrakis, File, Associated Press

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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