File photo giving a view of Gezi Park near Taksim Square in Istanbul. Photograph: Kitra Cahana/The New York Times

Police in Istanbul are using tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters gathered at the city’s landmark Taksim Square with the intention of ente(...)

Protesters arrive in  Taksim Square on Wednesday afternoon,  after riot police had cleared the Istanbul square of demonstrators on Tuesday night. Photograph:  Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

For two days, events on Istanbul’s urban battlefield, Taksim Square, have followed a familiar routine.Riot police move into the large, open space, ar(...)