Diary of a Turkish May Day protester
1 May 2014 Last updated at 21:37 BST
Clashes between the police and demonstrators aiming to celebrate May Day in Istanbul's central Taksim Square have left many around 90 people injured.
Protestors gathered early in the morning in several parts of Istanbul, determined to march towards Taksim.
The BBC's Selin Girit followed an activist attending the protests throughout the day.