Turkey Protests Rage On: Nearly 1,000 Arrested
Police arrest 939 people in more than 90 demonstrations as anti-government protests in Istanbul spread to Ankara and other areas.
9:35pm UK, Saturday 01 June 2013
Turkey Rage Not Just About The Park
"The protests are a test of Mr Erdogan's power.
His message earlier that the population gets its chance to voice its opinions in general elections was directed as much at the international community as it was to the demonstrators.
Three consecutive terms as prime minister is impressive for any democratically elected leader.
But history has shown that for most such a hat trick of triumphs is also the start of the end.
If that is the case for PM Erdogan, and if these protests are truly reflecting the wider will of the nation, then when the time comes for him to step down, Turkey's future (which is certainly promising) will depend on how he does it."