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June 12th, 2013
05:56 AM ET

Protests reach fever pitch in Taksim Square – Arwa Damon reports

The situation intensifies in Turkey where protest leaders are now scheduled to sit down face-to-face with the very man they've been rallying against: The prime minister.

Protests reached a fever pitch in Taksim Square last night when demonstrators fended off tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades. And, at times, they themselves set off fireworks in celebration and protest. There was cleanup this morning, but riot police are back out in the square.

Senior International Corresponent Arwa Damon joins us live from Istanbul overlooking Taksim Square with the latest developments.

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June 11th, 2013
06:12 AM ET

Police move into Istanbul's Taksim Square in day 12 of protests – Nick Paton Walsh reports

CNN is reporting breaking news from Turkey this morning.

Police in riot gear have moved into Istanbul's Taksim Square where they have been facing off with protesters using tear gas and water cannons. Turkey's Prime Minister spoke with lawmakers about the situation just moments ago and plans to meet with protest organizers tomorrow.

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh is live with the latest on the riots and discontent in Istanbul.

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