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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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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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Turkish riot police, protesters clash over park demolition

Turkish riot police, protesters clash over park demolition

May 02, ISTANBUL (AP) — Though he offered some concessions to demonstrators, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan remained largely defiant in the face of the biggest popular challenge to his power in a decade in office, insisting the protests are undemocratic and illegitimate. In a scene reminiscent of the Arab Spring, thousands of people on […]

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