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Turkey: Caught up in the Gezi park protests

Headline Title:  Turkey: Caught up in the Gezi park protests 09 December 2013 Hakan Yaman’s life changed forever when police officers attacked him during the June 2013 protests in Istanbul, Turkey. Late in the evening on 3 June, Hakan Yaman was on his way home from his job as a minibus driver in Istanbul, Turkey. The atmosphere in the city was tense, after a weekend of huge protests that were met with widespread police violence.On 30 May, police had used tear gas, beaten protesters and burned down their tents in Gezi Park in the city centre. People had been demonstrating against the…

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