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Istanbul protest coverage CNN International and CNN-Turk

While masses of protesters battled police armed with tear gas bombs in Istanbul Saturday [June 1, 2013], CNN-Turk chose instead to air an episode of Spy in the Huddle, a three-part documentary on penguins.

The broadcast poured lighter fluid on online accusations of a countrywide media blackout over riots in Taksim Square, where demonstrators protested a government initiative to turn a park into a shopping center and army barracks. Info and picture from Dailydot.com