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PHOTO GALLERY: Anti-government protest in Turkey against corruption and bribery




A riot police officer prepares to use pepper gas to disperse people who were protesting against a massive corruption and bribery scandal that shook the country a year ago, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Security officers (L) scuffle with students during a protest outside the Presidential Palace in Ankara December 17, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Security officers (L) scuffle with students during a protest outside the Presidential Palace in Ankara December 17, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Supporters of main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) hold a banner and placards with pictures of four former ministers while shouting anti-government slogans during a protest in Istanbul December 17, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

A woman holds a copy of Zaman newspaper with a headline that reads "free journalists", as they protest against the detention of its editor-in-chief Ekrem Dumanli four days ago in Istanbul, in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Supporters of main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) hold placards with pictures of four former ministers while shouting anti-government slogans during a protest in Istanbul December 17, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Supporters of main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) hold placards with pictures of four former ministers while shouting anti-government slogans during a protest in Istanbul December 17, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Riot police use pepper gas to disperse people who were protesting against a massive corruption and bribery scandal that shook the country a year ago, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Main opposition CHP held an anti-government protest in Istanbul and across Turkey on the first anniversary of the corruption probe which became public with police raids on 17 December last year, and led to the resignation of three ministers and prompted Erdogan to purge the state apparatus, reassigning thousands of police and hundreds of judges and prosecutors.