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PM Erdogan finally agrees to halt park project

PM Erdogan finally agrees to halt park project

June 15, AP – Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday agreed to halt plans to redevelop an Istanbul park at the centre of two weeks of mass anti-government unrest, in a move protesters welcomed as “positive”. It marked the first easing of tensions in the standoff, which has presented the Islamist-rooted government with […]

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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 […]

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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
Riot police drive protesters out of Taksim Square

Riot police drive protesters out of Taksim Square

June 12, AP – A day-long protest against Prime Minister Erdogan’s government culminated on Tuesday night in a showdown with riot police on Taksim Square. Thousands of demonstrators attempted to hold their ground, setting off fireworks and throwing stones, as authorities moved in to quash the unrest. Police in Istanbul have broken up a massive […]

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Tear gas returns to Turkey as PM rules out early elections

Tear gas returns to Turkey as PM rules out early elections

June 9, AP – Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Turkey on Saturday, in a show of defiance against the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s call a day earlier for an immediate end to the 9-day show of unrest. Turkish police have fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
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 […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
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 […]

June 3, 2013 | By More
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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