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Istanbul Protests

Why Is Erdogan Being Demonized In The West?

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Soumaya Ghannoushi

Many masks have slipped since Turkey's failed military coup last Friday, such that a great many on the right and the left alike, who never tire of eulogising about democracy and human rights, the masses, and people power have been exposed as little more than pseudo-liberals and fake democrats.

Turkish Police Unleash Water Cannon On Defiant May Day Protesters

Reuters | Humeyra Pamuk and Nick Tattersall | Posted 05.01.2015 | World

ISTANBUL, May 1 (Reuters) - Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of stone-throwing May Day protesters on Friday, after they defi...

Turkey's Erdogan Sworn In As President

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

ANKARA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's 12th president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of r...

Violent Clashes Between Riot Police And Protesters Mark May Day In Istanbul

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

* Central Istanbul square under security lockdown * Protesters throw fireworks and fire bombs on fringes * Police use te...

The Long Road to Turkey's EU Accession

Ali Breland | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Ali Breland

Despite German Chancellor Angela Merkel's recent comments about keeping Turkey's European Union bid on the table, Turkey still has a along way to go before it makes its way to an EU membership.

Government Control of the Internet -- A View From Istanbul's Streets Echo Concerns on U.S. Streets

Jerry Ashton | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

Turkish Riot Police are using water cannon, tear gas and rubber (for the moment) bullets to quell the hundreds of demonstrators marching in Istanbul.

Police Block Gezi Park As Peace Protests Erupt In Istanbul

Agence France Presse | | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

Turkish police Sunday blocked the entrance to Istanbul's Gezi Park, the epicentre of anti-government protests in June, to prevent a demonstration agai...

PHOTO: Liberty Leading The People

Posted 06.19.2013 | World

When life imitates art: The powerful composition of Eugene Delacroix's landmark painting "Liberty Leading The People" and a photo of protesters in Ist...

What Gezi Park Means to Me

Harun Yahya | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

No action using terror and violence that raises tensions in Istanbul and the entire country and that damages public order and peace is acceptable in this country, as it would not be in any other democratic country.

Riot Police Storm Taksim Square

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

By Ece Toksabay and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, June 15 (Reuters) - Turkish riot police stormed a central Istanbul park on Saturday fi...

Learning From Taksim Square: Architecture, State Power, and Public Space In Istanbul

Heghnar Watenpaugh | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Heghnar Watenpaugh

What began as a peaceful sit-in to protest the uprooting of trees from Gezi Park, one of Istanbul's last open green spaces near Taksim Square, has morphed into a broader Occupy movement against the Turkish government.

Detained CBC Reporters Released

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media

(Updates with release of reporters) ISTANBUL, June 12 (Reuters) - Two Canadian Broadcasting Corp reporters covering protests in Istanb...

This Woman Shows Protests Are Ageless

Posted 06.12.2013 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 editors have been moved by the many photos capturing the standoff between Turkey's riot police and protesters taking place around that cou...

Canada's CBC Says Two Reporters Detained In Turkey

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media

ISTANBUL, June 12 (Reuters) - Two foreign correspondents from the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) covering protests in Istanbul were detained by p...

Expat Recovery Room: The Destruction of Istanbul

Mike Dunphy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Travel
Mike Dunphy

Today, Istanbul might be an economic powerhouse on paper, but she's a wreck in person. It's not just in the heaps of rubble, collapsing buildings, and congested streets; but in the city's basic ability to breathe. Gezi park is the last lung.

How Turks Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Tear Gas

Ozan Varol | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
Ozan Varol

History has prominent examples that demonstrate the power of non-violent resistance against government repression. The Turks are in the process of crafting a story that exemplifies how the power of humor and innovation can be effectively harnessed against repression and abuse.

Istanbul Protests: Uncensored

Serena Guen | Posted 08.10.2013 | World
Serena Guen

As I'm writing this piece, I have the news on in the background hoping in vain to hear something about the protests in Turkey. Why do I care so much? Well, because I was there -- at least for the first days when things turned violent.

Tyranny of the Majority in Turkey

Mathew Markman | Posted 08.09.2013 | World
Mathew Markman

In a country divided between east and west, a park in the center of Istanbul has sparked what activists are calling "Taksim Solidarity," others the "Turkish Spring." The reality is that the events in Turkey are neither.

PHOTO: Turkish Protesters Ad Appears In NY Times

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media

A full-page ad supporting anti-government protesters in Turkey appeared in the front section of the New York Times on Friday. Earlier this week, a...

WATCH: 24 Hours At Turkey's Taksim Square

Posted 06.07.2013 | World

Anti-government protests in Turkey entered their second week on Friday, with thousands of demonstrators gathering in Istanbul's Taksim Square. Protest...

'These Protests Must End Immediately'

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2013 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk and Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, June 7 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan flew back to a Turkey rocked by days...

Who Governs? A Serious Problem for Turkey's Justice and Development Party

Sinan Ciddi | Posted 08.06.2013 | World
Sinan Ciddi

What began as an attempt to prevent the culling of trees by a handful of individuals in a disheveled park quickly spiraled into a widespread national protest against perceived government encroachment of Turkey's secular way of life.

WATCH: Turkish Airlines' Staff Impressive Safety Video

Posted 06.05.2013 | World

Striking staff members of Turkish Airlines joined the protests in Istanbul on Wednesday, tying their ongoing battle for better working conditions to t...

Turkish Protester Alive But Brain Dead: Report

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

Update June 17, 2013: Ethem Sarısülük's family says he is dead, according to The Hurriyet Daily News and The Telegraph. Update June 11, 2013:...

LOOK: The Most Mind-Blowing Photos From Turkey

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 06.06.2013 | World

For the sixth day, protesters have taken to the streets of Istanbul to voice their disapproval of the government, even after Deputy Prime Minister Bul...