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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
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
Deadly blasts kill 43 in Turkish town near Syrian border

Deadly blasts kill 43 in Turkish town near Syrian border

The two explosions, just 15 minutes apart, occurred Saturday just outside the post office and town hall in Reyhanli, a hub for Syrian refugees and rebel activity in Turkey’s Hatay province. At least 43 people were killed in the blasts and around 100 injured, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said. He added that authorities were still […]

May 12, 2013 | By More