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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
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