Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu celebrates with the daughter of Turkey's Mosul Consul General Ozturk Yilmaz during a welcoming ceremony at Esenboga airport in Ankara September 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has reportedly labelled Istanbul's Taksim Square, which was rocked by deadly anti-government protests last year, "as the ugliest square in the world".A small campaign to save Istanbul's Gezi Park, adjacent to Taksim, in May-June 2013 eventually drew an estimated three million protesters in an outpouring of anger at the perceived authoritarian tendencies of the Islamic-rooted government.The square has traditionally been a focus of political protest and in 1977, 34 people killed during a May Day protest when unknown gunmen fired on a peaceful crowd.
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