Anti-government protesters demonstrate on a street in central Ankara yesterday. Prime minister Tayyip Erdogan told protesters he would put redevelopment plans for an Istanbul park on hold until a court rules on them. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Stephen Starr in IstanbulTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s continued pleas to protesters to leave a central Istanbul square fell on deaf (...)