Summary: Turkish riot police have used tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators who gathered on Taksim Square in Istanbul, after a day of sporadic clashes. Throughout the day, riot police had repeatedly clashed with protesters throwing bottles, rocks and firebombs. The Turkish Human Rights Foundation says four people have been killed, including one policeman. Some 5,000 protesters have been treated for injuries or the effects of tear gas, while officials say 600 police have also been injured. Protests have also occurred in the capital, Ankara, with smaller demonstrations in many other cities.
Opinion: In my opinion, I feel that the harsh response to the protesters is liable to unleash a military response to protect it's people and I am not talking about the government. In the past when the government got out of line the military steps in although the Prime Minister sacked some Generals to protect himself , the military has a long memory.