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After violent confrontation new form of protest in Turkey: standing silently

After violent confrontation new form of protest in Turkey: standing silently

July 18, ISTANBUL (AP) — After weeks of sometimes violent confrontation with police, Turkish protesters have found a new form of resistance: standing still and silent. The first such protest was carried out late Monday by performance artist Erdem Gunduz, who stood for hours at Istanbul’s central Taksim Square, in passive defiance of Prime Minister […]

June 18, 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
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
After a night of violence Turkish PM to meet Istanbul park protesters

After a night of violence Turkish PM to meet Istanbul park protesters

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Nearly two weeks of protests across the nation have shaped up as perhaps the biggest test in the 10-year rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan — who protesters say is increasingly authoritarian, a charge that he and his allies strongly deny. Police and protesters retrenched Wednesday after punishing overnight clashes […]

June 12, 2013 | By More