In a sign of how tense things have gotten in Turkey these days, a CNN journalist was detained and kicked by police — live on air. Reporting from Taksim Square in Istanbul, CNN’s Ivan Watson was showing the audience lines of riot police, stationed there to prevent a resurgence of anti-government protests on the anniversary of last year’s Gezi Perk riots. That’s when he was surrounded and detained on camera. “Where is your passport?” an official begins yelling, as Watson tries to keep the broadcast going. “Harold we’re being detained right now,” Watson says upon realizing the police aren’t accepting his press credentials….

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