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Labour unions, political opponents protest to support Turkey activists

Labour unions, political opponents protest to support Turkey activists

June 17, ISTANBUL (AP) — Two major unions urged their members to hold a one-day strike and join demonstrations in response to a police crackdown against activists who led a wave of protest that have centered on Istanbul’s Taksim Square and Gezi Park in recent weeks. Labor unions and political foes of Prime Minister Recep […]

June 17, 2013 | By More
Despite governments appeal Turkish protesters to stay in park

Despite governments appeal Turkish protesters to stay in park

June 15, ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish activist says protesters have agreed to press on with their 2-week-long sit-in at a cherished Istanbul park, despite government appeals and warnings for the standoff with authorities to end. Tayfun Kahraman made the comment to The Associated Press on Saturday after a series of discussions among protesters in […]

June 15, 2013 | By More
PM Erdogan finally agrees to halt park project

PM Erdogan finally agrees to halt park project

June 15, AP – Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday agreed to halt plans to redevelop an Istanbul park at the centre of two weeks of mass anti-government unrest, in a move protesters welcomed as “positive”. It marked the first easing of tensions in the standoff, which has presented the Islamist-rooted government with […]

June 14, 2013 | By More
Prime Minister Erdogan soften stand proposes referendum to end protests

Prime Minister Erdogan soften stand proposes referendum to end protests

June 13, ISTANBUL (AP) — Protesters expressed doubts about the offer, however, and continued to converge in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park, epicenter of the anti-government protests that began in Istanbul 13 days ago and spread across the country. At times, police have broken up demonstrations using tear gas, water cannon and rubber bullets. Turkey’s government […]

June 13, 2013 | By More
Turkish police raid crush barricades at Taksim square

Turkish police raid crush barricades at Taksim square

June 11, ISTANBUL (AP) — The police raid, which came on the 12th day of nationwide protests, sparked clashes with groups of protesters well into the afternoon. Many other protesters fled into the adjacent Gezi Park, where hundreds have been camping out to stop developers from cutting down trees in the park. Hundreds of riot […]

June 11, 2013 | By More
Turkish PM Erdogan agrees to meet with Taksim square protesters

Turkish PM Erdogan agrees to meet with Taksim square protesters

June 11, AP – Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to meet with protesters who have been occupying Istanbul’s Taksim Square. His deputy, meanwhile, has said the government won’t tolerate “illegal” demonstrations. Erdogan will invite members of the protest movement to meet with him on Wednesday, though it is not immediately clear exactly which […]

June 11, 2013 | By More
Tear gas returns to Turkey as PM rules out early elections

Tear gas returns to Turkey as PM rules out early elections

June 9, AP – Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Turkey on Saturday, in a show of defiance against the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s call a day earlier for an immediate end to the 9-day show of unrest. Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan faces growing criticism

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan faces growing criticism

June 6, AP – The unrest in Turkey has continued for nearly a week. But it’s no longer about saving trees in an Istanbul city park; it’s about basic democratic abuses in the country. Calls for the resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan are growing louder as the violent clashes between police and demonstrators escalate. […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
Prime Minister Erdogan slams opposition as protests in Turkey continue

Prime Minister Erdogan slams opposition as protests in Turkey continue

June 3, AP – In a televised speech on Sunday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to widespread discontent across Turkey – sparked by two days of violent clashes between police and demonstrators – by shifting blame to his political opponents for the unrest. Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has shifted his tone during the third […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
Environmentalist protest swells as Turkish police leaves Taksim square

Environmentalist protest swells as Turkish police leaves Taksim square

June 01, AP – Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannons for a second day on Saturday at protestors as they approached Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. who is serving a third term in office, insisted that police would stem protests. Police in Istanbul have for a second day fired tear gas […]

June 1, 2013 | By More