Turkey's Gamble Crackdown Threatens EU Accession Talks

The crackdown against protesters in Istanbul by the Turkish government creates a dilemma for the EU. The Europeans don't want to tolerate violence against demonstrators, but they also don't want to lose Erdogan as a partner.
Volleys of tear gas are fired on Istanbul's Taksim Square on June 11.

Volleys of tear gas are fired on Istanbul's Taksim Square on June 11.

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Photo Gallery: The Battle to Clear Gezi Park
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Photo Gallery: The Battle to Clear Gezi Park

Photo Gallery: Police Move to Clear Taksim Square
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Photo Gallery: Police Move to Clear Taksim Square

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