Turkish protestors are removed from Gezi Park in Taksim Square, Istanbul, in a violent crackdown by police after days of anti-government unrest.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan inaugurates the Taksim Mosque in Istanbul. Its construction was considered controversial as its location was considered to be secular space, with earlier plans to build it near Gezi Park contributing to protests in 2013.
After discussions in Qatar and Pakistan, Taliban representatives have reportedly agreed to substantive talks with the Afghan Republic team in Doha, and to attend a summit in Istanbul that they initially refused to attend.
In an unusual show of unity, tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling party and the country's main opposition parties hold a cross-party "Republic and Democracy" rally in support of democracy in Istanbul's central Taksim Square.