Turkish police have fired tear gas, water cannons and rubber bullets to stop May Day protesters from defying the prime minister and reaching Istanbul's central Taksim square. Citing security fears, authorities shut parts of the city's public transport system, erected steel barricades and deployed thousands of riot police to block access to Taksim, a traditional union rallying point.


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