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VIDEO: Turkish police arrest shopkeepers for closing up their shops to protest the arrests of Kurdish politicians. https://t.co/8V2S8bWEKn

So beautiful photos of women standing up for their rights at Taksim, Istanbul. https://t.co/pv8EQIFphj

Police disperse municipality employees gathered to protest detention of Van Mayor

Newly emerged video footage shows the moment Turkish police use excessive force against Van municipality employees who gathered in front of the …

North Africa

#istanbul university protest against #turkpurge https://t.co/uN8sd75Mbh

Turkey’s Kurds Stage Nationwide Protests Over Arrests

Police use tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators<p>ISTANBUL—Turkey’s Kurds defied the state of emergency to stage nationwide protests on Wednesday against the detention of a leading Kurdish politician, as the government’s post-coup crackdown increasingly ensnares the restive minority …

South Asia

Protest in Istanbul after authorities shuttered a number of media outlets, including the popular IMC news channel https://t.co/N6MO8aTZy9

The Guardian view on the Turkish crackdown on the media: unjustified and undemocratic

The press in Turkey is under attack from a government that can’t cope with criticism<p>Turkey is a country at the mercy of one man’s bad temper. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s response to any challenge or criticism has long been combative, but it is becoming ever more excessive and vindictive. The …

Foreign Policy

The Death Blow to Turkey's Media

Earlier today, a Turkish court gave the green light to a government-approved takeover of media group Feza Journalism. The company owns <i>Zaman</i>, the …

South Asia

Turkey hit by protests over government response to suicide bombings

Demonstrators in Istanbul accuse Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of slow action after Ankara terror attack on peace rally, and of censoring press and social media<p>Impromptu protests began in Istanbul on Saturday evening in response to the Turkish government’s handling of a terror attack in the capital that …

Extremism

Turkey's Economy: Now for the Hard Part

By most accounts, the Turkish economy has done reasonably well during the past decade. But the current state of affairs is nevertheless unsustainable …

Turkish police confirm use of lethal gun during Gezi

Mesut Hasan Benli - ANKARA<p>Turkish police officers had repeatedly been filmed or photographed while directly aiming at protesters with riot guns like …

Turkish football coach attacked by fans after trainer’s anti-ISIL tweets

İsmail Er / Ahmet Ercanlar ISTANBUL<p>A group of Sarıyer supporters attacked coach Turhan Özyazanlar on Oct. 14 outside the club’s facilities as he was …

Turkey to Defend Lira With Increased Foreign Exchange Auctions

Central Bank Will Quadruple the Minimum Amount On Offer at Its Daily Auctions to $40 million<p>ISTANBUL—Turkey's central bank will ramp up foreign exchange auctions in a renewed effort to defend the lira after the currency came under a fresh round of selling pressure against the dollar.<p>In a statement …

Central Banks

'#Resistforest,' activists say in colorful third airport protest in Istanbul

Turkish PM Erdoğan criticizes Central Bank over interest rates

ANKARA - Reuters<p>Turkish Central Bank Gov. Erdem Başçı gave no signals of an immediate rate cut during a critical and much-anticipated presentation in …

Bon_lvor on Twitter: "Turkish Police Violently Assault Gezi Anniversary Rallies #Turkey #Gezi #GeziAnniversary http://t.co/3TA88pfaDF http://t.co/EDHHom10w2"

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Michael J. Buell on Twitter: "Police have started to attack the protesters in #Taksim #Turkey #GeziAnniversary via @Unidadpopular_s cc: @dwatchnews http://t.co/DDBC8mx02B"

CNN Türk ENG on Twitter: "Two protesters on the ground after riot police fired teargas to disperse them #GeziAnniversary #Turkey #Taksim http://t.co/T9BQX76uSQ"

New conversation<p>Replying to @<b>CNNTURK_ENG</b><p>“@<b>CNNTURK_ENG</b> 2 protesters on the ground after riot police fired teargas to disperse them #<b>Turkey</b> …

Video: Turkish police teargas, water cannon Gezi protesters

Scott Peterson on Twitter: "My photographs from Istanbul clashes last night, at Galata Tower, to mark #GeziAnniversary #Turkey for Getty Images http://t.co/KmPJXjrITL"

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Scott Peterson on Twitter: "My photos, Istanbul: Protester hurls back tear gas to mark #GeziAnniversary last night. Getty: http://t.co/UQWNGZRu8x http://t.co/C1efTxb83U"

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A Year After Gezi Park Protests, Turkey's Erdogan Still Has Strong Grip on Power

Anger Hasn't Translated Into Broader Political Coalition<p>ISTANBUL—Gezi Park, the leafy Istanbul spot that emerged at the center of mass demonstrations here a year ago, remains a symbol of antigovernment defiance as the one-year anniversary arrives on Saturday.<p>But the protests, which still flare up …

South Asia

CNN Türk ENG on Twitter: "Police fire water cannon during protests in #Adana on #GeziAnniversary #Turkey http://t.co/RdWNjmoYfx"

Istanbul clashes leave second person dead

Erdoğan defends police who shot dead bystander as another person dies from injuries sustained in violence<p>A second person has died from injuries sustained during overnight clashes between demonstrators and the police in the Istanbul neighbourhood of Okmeydani, prompting fears of further violence …

Mourner dies, several injured in Istanbul clashes

ISTANBUL<p>Uğur Kurt, 30, was immediately taken to hospital after reportedly being shot with what witnesses said was live ammunition.<p>One person died …

Police cracks down on Soma protests in Istanbul and Ankara

ANKARA/ISTANBUL<p>Police fire tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters gathered on Istanbul's İstiklal Avenue, May 14.<p>Turkish police put down …

5 memorable videos from Istanbul’s tense May Day

ISTANBUL<p>Turkish officials’ refusal to open Taksim Square to May Day ceremonies resulted in battles around the city and traffic chaos due to transport …

Police crack down on May Day demonstrators on main Istanbul road amid traffic

ISTANBUL<p>Police are confronting demonstrators in Istanbul’s Şişli district, one of the rallying points of groups that called to defy the ban on the …