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In photos: Scenes from wild protests across Turkey

The Turkish PM has dismissed protesters as an extremist fringe

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Thousands of protesters gather for the third day of nationwide anti-government protests at the Taskim Square in Istanbul on June 2, 2013.

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Protesters wave flags as others dance during the third day of nationwide anti-government protest at Taksim Square on June 2, 2013.

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A protester raises a police shield, reading ''Killer,'' during the third day of anti-government protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul.

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A man cleans outside a Burger King restaurant with a damaged window, a day after clashes between angry Turkish protesters and security forces in Ankara, on June 2, 2013.

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A man checks a damaged cash machine, a day after clashes between angry Turkish protesters and security forces in Ankara, on June 2, 2013.

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Nationalist protesters hold a Turkish flag as they march in Ankara, early June 2, 2013.

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A masked couple walk near the former Ottoman palace, Dolmabahce, where Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan maintains an office in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Turkish protesters clash with riot police in Istanbul on June 1, 2013.

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Turkish protesters clash with riot police in Istanbul on June 1, 2013.

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Police are shown trying to disperse protesters on June 1, 2013. The Turkish PM has dismissed the protesters as an extremist fringe.

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