The following is taken from Iranian atheist/agnostic movement FaceBook page (a great page) its a good summery of whats been happening in Turkey.
So, what's going on in Turkey right now? You may or may not remember the events took place during last summer; The government ordered the police to attack the protesters violently who were practically just sitting around by a park. That was their protest against the destruction of the only green place left amidst the city and the government wouldn't take it.
Because the police was unnecessarily harsh, it all provoked a movement against the dictatorship of the government. During this ordeal, one boy, of age 15 called Berkin ELVAN was shot in the head by a pepper gas capsule. He was just out to buy some bread and he had told his mother: "Mum, there's a ruckus outside. You cannot run away from the pepper gas, but I can. Lemme go out and get stuff instead."
Well, that was the last time he went out. After being shot in the head with the capsule he went into a coma which he would stay in for 269 days. His weight reduced to a mere 16 kilograms from 45 before he lost his battle and passed away 2 days ago.
Now obviously the people were angry about this. A child who was innocent had died because the government was too cocky to let people protest them in peace. They consider themselves to be a sultanate of sorts despite the fact this country's ruled with Democracy.
Two days ago, people wished to express their anger about the horrid ways of the government, and the child who died for it. The results have been, and still are ridiculous. 3 people died only last night trying only to express how they were fed up with the government. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/world/europe/death-of-boy-caugh etc ...