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Turkey protests: Union to start two-day strike

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/983000/983566_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522258168_754e35b68201f7b6e8052ad2810bcdbe<p><b>One of Turkey's big trade union groups is staging a two-day strike to support continuing anti-government protests in a number of cities.</b><p>The left-wing …

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Anti-government protests in Istanbul and Ankara – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2013/jun/02/protests-istanbul-ankara-pictures<p>720<p>Thousands of protesters control Istanbul's main square once …

Protesters return to Turkey's Taksim Square

Thousands of Turkish protesters have returned to Istanbul's Taksim Square a day after police pulled out from the area in the wake of violent anti-government demonstrations.<p>The square, the focus of the demonstrations, was calm on Sunday morning, but protesters began reoccupying the site in the …

Social media and opposition to blame for protests, says Turkish PM

Thousands of protesters have controlled Istanbul's main square once more after two days of violent clashes with rampaging riot police, as Turkey's …

Turkey demonstrations: share your stories, pictures and videos

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Demonstrations that started last Monday as a small protest to save an Istanbul park, have escalated into the largest …

In Turkey, Protesters Say Prime Minister Has Gone Too Far

After more violence overnight, protesters and police clashed again in Istanbul on Monday. As the BBC writes:<p>"Police used tear gas to stop a group of demonstrators marching on the prime minister's office in Istanbul, the private Dogan news agency reports."<p>The protests began Friday and have spread to …

Turkish protests: John Kerry voices concern over police use of force

The US has called for an investigation into the political violence in Turkey and urged restraint on all sides following the fifth day of escalating …

Turkey is not having another Arab Spring, but something more democratic

<i>This is the latest entry to World Insider, which provides Globe Unlimited subscribers daily analysis of world issues and global trends.</i><p>This weekend, Istanbul's central Taksim Square came to resemble Cairo's Tahrir Square at the peak of the Egyptian uprising: tear gas, fires, crowds denouncing the …

Turkish protesters raise $55,000 for full-page ad in New York Times

The voice of the Turkish opposition may be about to be heard in America's newspaper of record, thanks to enthusiastic participation in a …

Update from Turkey's Taksim Square

Turkey: "We want the government to resign!" say Taksim Gezi protesters

Turkey: Erdogan brands protesters 'extremists' and 'looters'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused protestors of being "extremists", further antagonizing anti-government demonstrators after four days of mass popular protests.<p>Mr Erdogan today branded the hundreds of thousands who have taken to the streets in cities across the country as an …

Protests in Turkey Turn Violent

Outcry against development snowballs into widespread protest against the Turkish government

<b>NBC News reports</b><p>In Istanbul, hundreds of young men and women gathered on İstiklal Avenue, one of the city's main streets, early Monday. The crowds, which clapped and whistled as they headed toward the city's main Taksim Square, were smaller than those seen over the weekend.<p>The recent unrest in …

Riots rage into the evening in Istanbul

Analysis: Turkey is a 'pivotal' country