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Turkish Police Detain 170 in Gezi Park Protests Anniversary

Some 170 people, including journalists, were detained on Tuesday after Turkish police aggressively prevented people from marking the ninth anniversary of the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul.

The crowd was not allowed to enter Taksim Square and Gezi Park and police used violence to stop demonstrators, with barricades, tear gas and batons.

University students in Turkey’s east ‘colored’ in festival

Within the scope of the "Fırat Fest," a 20-day spring festival organized by Fırat University, a "Color Festival" was held in the eastern province of Elazığ for the first time.

Some 5,000 university students participated in the "Color Festival," held in a social complex by the Lake Hazar and threw powdered paint at each other.

Over 560,000 people visit Çamlıca Tower

More than 560,000 people have visited the Çamlıca Tower in Istanbul since it opened on May 21, 2021, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu has said.

Situated on a hill in the Üsküdar district overlooking Turkey's largest city, the hi-tech communications tower has the capacity to air 100 FM radio broadcasts at the same time.

Erdoğan reiterates vow 'to fight terrorists in northern Syria'

Turkey will continue to fight against terrorists in northern Syria until they are eradicated, the nation's president said on May 29.

"We are fighting against terrorists in northern Syria and we will continue it until they will be rooted out," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at an event at Ataturk Airport marking the 569th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul.

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