Protesters in Turkey took to the streets for a fifth straight day - in 67 cities - to voice their opposition against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
So far, two protesters have died, and The Turkish Medical Association says more than 3,000 people have been injured, 26 of whom are in serious or critical condition.
This comes less than three weeks after Turkey's leader appeared alongside President Obama at the White House.
The country is, of course, a key strategic ally for the U.S. in the region, bordering Iran, Iraq and Syria.
Ivan Watson has the latest.