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Protests unite Turks across the social spectrum

Protests unite Turks across the social spectrum

June 6, ISTANBUL (AP) — These disparate groups are united by alarm at what they consider unwarranted meddling and increasingly autocratic behavior by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s most popular prime minister in decades. Even some of his supporters are joining the protests sweeping the country. Office workers in business suits chant anti-government slogans alongside pious […]

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Activists present list of demands in Turkey

Activists present list of demands in Turkey

June 5, ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a move to defuse the tension, the deputy prime minister met with the group whose attempt to prevent authorities from ripping up trees in Istanbul’s landmark Taksim Square has snowballed into nationwide protests against what demonstrators see as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s increasingly authoritarian rule. Activists on […]

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Erdogan blames ‘dissidents’ as two die during protest in Turkey

Erdogan blames ‘dissidents’ as two die during protest in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Thousands have joined anti-government rallies across Turkey since Friday, when police launched a pre-dawn raid against a peaceful sit-in protesting plans to uproot trees in Istanbul’s main Taksim Square. Since then, the demonstrations by mostly secular-minded Turks have spiraled into Turkey’s biggest anti-government disturbances in years, and have spread to many […]

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Chancellor Angela Merkel urges dialogue amid Turkey protests

Chancellor Angela Merkel urges dialogue amid Turkey protests

June 3, AP – As protests in Turkey entered their fourth day on Monday, the spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Merkel urged the government to rein in its crackdown on the protest so a dialogue could take place. Germany has called for dialogue with between the Turkish government and protesters continue to voice […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Turkish riot police break up Istanbul park protest

Turkish riot police break up Istanbul park protest

May 31, AP – ISTANBUL (AP) — Several protesters were injured when a wall they climbed collapsed during a police chase, and at least two people — including a prominent journalist — were hit in the head by tear gas canisters. Two opposition legislators were among several hospitalized after being affected by the gas, the […]

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Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

Assad loyalists dislodge rebels from the opposition strong hold Qusair

BEIRUT (AP) — The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 22 people including 18 rebels were killed and dozens wounded in the fighting in Qusair. Pro-Assad troops, including fighters from the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, have been trying to push rebels out of Qusair. Syrian state media has said government forces steadily […]

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IAEA: Iran in Parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul

IAEA: Iran in Parallel nuclear talks in Vienna, Istanbul

May 16, AP – In Vienna, the UN atomic agency, the IAEA, will press Iranian officials to grant access to sites, documents and scientists involved in Teheran’s alleged efforts to develop atomic weapons. Two sets of talks on Wednesday aimed at easing tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme are not expected to produce any major breakthrough […]

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