The police pushed back and detained protesters in Turkey as groups of of people took to the streets in protest over policies that have resulted in a recent crash of the Turkish currency.
Protesters in Istanbul, the capital Ankara, Izmir and other cities and towns demanded the resignation of the president Tayyip Erdoğan.
Students from the Middle East Technical University marched into the capital city of Ankara, chanting slogans.
In Çankaya, the central district of Ankara, groups of people marched while they chanted slogans calling for the resignation of the president. As the police approached, people moved away, taking to the side roads and continuing with their protests.
People took to the streets in different neighbourhoods of Istanbul as well, including Kadıköy on the Asian side of the city.
Musa Piroğlu, MP for the Democratic People’s Party (HDP), protested over the police’s behaviour in Kadıköy, regarding their mistreatment of demonstrators.
“You sat on people’s necks in front of me. You beat them,” he shouted at the police.
While many protesters have been reportedly detained in various cities, at least 30 were taken into custody in Kadıköy alone, Associated Press journalists reported from the scene.